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  1. Pelvic pain and low back pain in pregnant women - an epidemiological study.

    Article - En anglais


    Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy (PPP) has been diagnosed increasingly often in Norway.

    The relation to Low Back Pain (LBP) is unclear.


    The answers to 5,400 questionnaires were collected from Norwegian women shortly after delivery, and the occurrence of PPP and LBP in relation to various characteristics was studied.


    21% of primipara had had both PPP and LBP, whereas 51% neither.

    The figures in multipara were 31% and 33%. After stratification by parity the frequency of both types of pain decrease increasing age.

    The largest occupational risk factor of PPP and/or LBP was having to twist or bend several times an hour.

    This may be preventable.

    Partial regression coefficients for parity, smoking, and weight of newborn were significantly larger with PPP than with LBP.


    The association of PPP and LBP to occupational exposure was similar.

    The statistical explanatory pattern, and thus possibly the etiology, is different in the two conditions.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation, Fréquence, Lombalgie, Douleur, Os bassin, Facteur risque, Questionnaire, Norvège, Europe, Homme, Rachis lombaire, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy, Frequency, Low back pain, Pain, Pelvis bone, Risk factor, Questionnaire, Norway, Europe, Human, Lumbar spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0359063

    Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 01/03/1996.