Low back pain (LBP)
incidence among metal workers is relatively high. This study assessed the
sexual habits relationship to LBP among metal workers in Owerri, South-eastern
cases-control study design
exercise was carried out. A simple random sampling was used to select 50 cases
and matched to 50 non-cases from identified cases and noncases. Frequency
matching was done. Data analysis was carried out using descriptive and
inferential statistics of 2 x 2 contingency table.
Sexual habits such
as having multiple sex partners (OR = 0.26, CI = 0.35 – 1.25; p < 0.04), higher
sex frequency (OR = 0.73, CI = 0.16 – 3.46; p <0.05), married (OR=1.00,
CI=0.446-2.242, p>0.58) were not significantly associated with LBP.
There was no
association between higher sex frequency per week, having multiple sex partners
or not, married or not married and occurrence of lowback pain. However, the
need for further study to determine how well metal workers manage their sexual
life and their health was stated, as all sampled metal workers engaged in
sexual activities irrespective of their marital status.
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