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Table 4 The relationship between OR risky activities and LBP

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

Risk factors Univariate logistic regression Multivariate logistic regression (Adjusted)
n OR (95 % CI) P value n OR (95 % CI) P value
Lifting objects above the waist 115 3.06 (0.119 – 0.787) 0.014* 109 4.910 (1.500 – 16.00) 0.008*
Rotating torso while bearing weight 111 4.490 (1.250 – 16.15) 0.021* 105 9.080 (1.950 – 42.28) 0.005*
Bending to lift an item from floor level 116 1.590 (0.640 – 3.660) 0.278 110 1.610 (0.600 – 4.290) 0.341
Transferring patients onto bed or chair 117 2.440 (1.010 – 5.910) 0.047* 111 2.820 (1.010 – 7.840) 0.047*
Transferring patients onto a stretcher 117 2.270 (0.980 – 5.220) 0.055 111 3.310 (1.160 – 9.470) 0.025*
Ambulating a patient 115 0.780 (0.300 – 2.040) 0.619 109 0.590 (0.180 – 1.740) 0.315
Pulling a patient up the bed 118 2.630 (1.140 – 6.090) 0.024* 112 3.000 (1.090 – 8.250) 0.033*
Repositioning a patient in bed 118 2.470 (1.060 – 5.720) 0.035* 112 2.820 (1.070 – 7.380) 0.035*
  1. Adjusted: Adjusted for gender, perceived stress at work, educational level, and receiving education about LBP
  2. n = the number of respondents to each question
  3. * = statistically significant