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Table 2 Yearly prevalence of low back pain in final year health professions students by profession

From: Higher low back and neck pain in final year Swiss health professions’ students: worrying susceptibilities identified in a multi-centre comparison to the national population

Profession Crude prevalence (%) 95% HPDI Adjusted prevalence (%) 95% HPDI
Occupational Therapy 77.1 70.9–83.3 77.0 71.6–82.0
Nutritional Sciences 65.9 58.3–73.6 67.0 58.7–75.1
Midwifery 81.1 75.0–86.2 80.6 74.4–86.4
Nursing 77.0 74.3–79.6 77.9 75.7–80.1
Physiotherapy 72.6 68.5–76.7 73.9 69.7–78.2
All 75.6 73.6–77.6 76.4 74.4–78.3
  1. Adjusted prevalences: adjusted for age and gender. 95% HPDI: 95% highest posterior density interval
  2. Source: Nat-ABBE coordination group, National Graduate Survey of Health Professionals from Universities of Applied Sciences 2016, 2017