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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


ARELLANO-HIDALGO, Roxana; MENDOZA-CERNAQUE, Sandra  and  LUNA-MUNOZ, Consuelo. Risk factors associated with low back pain in marines treated by the outpatient clinic of the Centro Medico Naval. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.1, pp.82-87. ISSN 1814-5469.


To determine the risk factors associated with low back pain in Naval personnel attended by outpatient of the hospital Naval Medical Center in Lima in 2017.


Observational, analytics and retrospectives cases studies and controls that includes 66 cases and 132 controls, obtaining the information from medical records of the personnel of the Peruvian Navy in activity, attended by an outpatient of physical medicine and rehabilitation through a validated datacollection form. For the calculation of the chi-square and the p-value; logistic regression was used toestimate the Odds Ratio (OR) and CI 95%.


Of the total population, the male sex was 90.4%, the median age was 26 years (IR: 36-77). The presence of low back pain was associated in the multivariate analysis with overweight / obesity (OR = 2.24; 95% CI:1.16-4.28) and dyslipidemia, (OR = 2.00; 95% CI:1.47-5.66).


The presence of low back pain in naval personnel is associated with overweight / obesity and dyslipidemia.

Keywords : Low back pain; Risk factors; Naval personnel;Health behavior.(source: MeSH NLM).

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