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Table 1 Prevalence of back pain among adults aged 50 years or over

From: The association between obesity and back pain in nine countries: a cross-sectional study

Survey Country Crude Age-sex adjusted
COURAGE Finland 38.0 (35.8-40.4) 37.3 (35.2-39.5)
  Poland 57.5 (54.8-60.1) 56.3 (53.5-59.1)
  Spain 45.1 (42.2-48.0) 43.5 (40.3-46.7)
SAGE China 21.5 (19.9-23.2) 21.5 (19.9-23.3)
  Ghana 40.5 (38.2-42.8) 40.1 (37.9-42.4)
  India 39.2 (36.5-42.0) 39.8 (37.0-42.7)
  Mexico 35.5 (28.9-42.8) 35.8 (30.0-42.1)
  Russia 53.6 (48.6-58.5) 52.3 (47.5-57.0)
  South Africa 39.3 (36.0-42.7) 39.1 (35.9-42.4)
  1. Abbreviations: COURAGE Collaborative Research on Ageing in Europe, SAGE WHO Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health.
  2. Data are % (95% confidence intervals). Prevalence based on weighted sample.