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Table 2 Descriptive data about LBP management (n = 89)

From: Prevalence and risk factors of low back pain among operation room staff at a Tertiary Care Center, Makkah, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

Variable N % of those with LBP
First LBP (n = 87)   
 Before joining KAMC 49 56.3
 After joining KAMC 38 43.7
Other musculoskeletal pain (n = 120) 68 82.4
Severity of LBP   
 Mild 32 36
 Moderate 48 53.9
 Sever 7 7.9
 Very sever 2 2.2
Sought medical care 22 24.7
Received a diagnosis (n = 22) 18 72.2
used treatment (n = 87) 35 39.8
Best LBP reliever: (n = 53)   
 Rest (n = 35) 45 51.72
 Medication (n = 36) 38 43.68
 Physiotherapy (n = 35) 8 9.2
 Herbs (n = 35) 1 1.1
 Other (n = 35) 3 3.45
LBP has an impact on daily life activities (n = 81) 32 39.5
LBP has an impact on work life (n = 79) 33 41.8
  1. n = the number of respondents to each question if less than 89, N = number of yes answers to each question or item
  2. LBP low back pain, KAMC King Abdullah Medical City