Table 5 Comparison between risk factors for LBP radiating below the knee vs other LBP for men
LBP without pain radiating below the kneeLBP radiating below the kneep Value†
OR* (95% CI)OR* (95% CI)
Driving a car >2 h/day1.01 (1.00 to 1.02)1.01 (0.99 to 1.03)NS
Bending/twisting1.01 (1.00 to 1.03)1.01 (0.99 to 1.03)NS
Pushing/pulling/carrying heavy loads1.00 (0.99 to 1.02)1.03 (1.01 to 1.05)0.0198
  • NS, not significant.

  • *OR for one year of exposure, adjusted for age, BMI, headache, psychosomatic problems.

  • †Comparison between the two odds ratios (LBP radiating below the knee/other LBP).