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2022 Jun 27

Eur J Pain

The Explanatory Role of Sedentary Screen Time and Obesity in the Increase of Chronic Back Pain among European Adolescents: The HBSC Study 2002-2014.


Previous research has shown that chronic back pain among European adolescents is increasing. Determining the factors associated with this increasing trend is crucial for developing prevention strategies. In this study, we used data from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey to examine whether increases in screen time and/or obesity between 2002 and 2014 were associated with the increase in the prevalence of chronic back pain among European adolescents during the twelve-year period.