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Table 1 Questions related to the prevalence and impact of low back pain

From: Low back pain in 17 year olds has substantial impact and represents an important public health disorder: a cross-sectional study

Prevalence Questions:
P1 Has your low back been painful at any time in the last month?
P2 Has your low back pain ever lasted for more than 3 months off and on (it hurt at
least once a week but not every day)?
P3 Has your low back pain ever lasted for more than 3 months continuously (it hurt
more or less every day)?
P4 Has your midback been painful at any time in the last month?
P5 Has your neck/shoulder been painful at any time in the last month?
Impact Questions:
I1 Have you ever sought health professional advice or treatment for low back pain?
I2 Have you ever taken medication to relieve the low back pain?
I3 Have you ever missed school or work due to the low back pain?
I4 Has the low back pain ever interfered with your normal activities?
I5 Has the low back pain ever interfered with recreational physical activities (eg
sport, walking, cycling etc.)?