Table 4

Relative risk (RR) of recovery from spinal pain and activity limiting spinal pain in adult offspring associated with parental spinal pain; analysis stratified by BMI

VariablesNormal weightOverweight/obese
No of personsNo of casesAdjusted RR*
(95% CI)
No of personsNo of casesAdjusted RR*
(95% CI)
Offspring spinal pain
 Parental spinal pain
  None168681.00 (ref.)177691.00 (ref.)
  Mother or father3161110.88 (0.70 to 1.12)3801330.89 (0.70 to 1.12)
  Both parents242820.86 (0.66 to 1.11)242760.79 (0.61 to 1.03)
Offspring activity limiting spinal pain
 Parental spinal pain
  None86341.00 (ref.)130501.00 (ref.)
  Mother or father151420.72 (0.49 to 1.04)301980.72 (0.51 to 0.99)
  Both parents129410.84 (0.57 to 1.24)188520.57 (0.39 to 0.84)
  • *Adjusted for age, sex, leisure physical activity, smoking, education and depression.

  • BMI, body mass index.