Work activities and the onset of first-time low back pain among New York City fire fighters.
In a prospective study of first-time low back pain among New York City fire fighters, a total of 115 cases and 109 randomly selected controls were interviewed by telephone between December 1988 and July 1989 to examine the role of recent work activities in the onset of first-time low back pain.
After adjusting for known risk factors and off-duty activities, statistically significant high-risk work activities included operating a charged hose inside a building (odds ratio (OR)=3.26), climbing ladders (OR=3.18), breaking windows (OR=4.45), cutting structures (OR=6.47), looking for hidden fires (OR=4.32), and lifting objects >=18 kg (OR=3.07).
Low-risk activities included connecting hydrants to pumpers (OR=0.36), pulling booster hose (OR=0.19), and participating in drills (OR=0.09) or physical training (OR=0.16).
Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Exposition professionnelle, Pompier, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Douleur, Rachis lombaire, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Activité professionnelle, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, New York, United States, North America, America, Occupational exposure, Firefighter, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Disease of the spine, Rachialgia, Pain, Lumbar spine, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Professional activity, Case control study
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Cote : 93-0417978
Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 199406.