Back pain in adults living in quilombola territories of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil

Authors

  • Luis Rogério Cosme Silva Santos Universidade Federal da Bahia; Faculdade de Enfermagem
  • Ada Ávila Assunção Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Faculdade de Medicina; Departamento de Medicina Preventiva e Social
  • Eduardo de Paula Lima Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Faculdade de Medicina; Núcleo de Estudos em Saúde e Trabalho

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0034-8910.2014048005317

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To analyze the factors associated with back pain in adults who live in quilombola territories. METHODS A population-based survey was performed on quilombola communities of Vitória da Conquista, state of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. The sample (n = 750) was established via a raffle of residences. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to investigate sociodemographics and employment characteristics, lifestyle, and health conditions. The outcome was analyzed as a dichotomous variable (Poisson regression). RESULTS The prevalence of back pain was of 39.3%. Age ≥ 30 years and being a smoker were associated with the outcome. The employment status was not related to back pain. CONCLUSIONS The survey identified a high prevalence of back pain in adults. It is suggested to support the restructuring of the local public service in order to outline programs and access to healthy practices, assistance, diagnosis, and treatment of spine problems.

Published

2014-10-01

How to Cite

Santos, L. R. C. S., Assunção, A. Ávila, & Lima, E. de P. (2014). Back pain in adults living in quilombola territories of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil . Revista De Saúde Pública, 48(5), 750-757. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0034-8910.2014048005317

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Original Articles