Table 4

Associations between diabetes at baseline and recurrence/persistence of chronic LBP in HUNT3, among individuals with chronic LBP at baseline

Adjustment for age
 RR (95% CI)1.09 (0.92 to 1.29)1.13 (0.86 to 1.48)
 P value0.370.41
 Number of individuals included40262776
Adjustment for age and BMI
 RR (95% CI)1.06 (0.90 to 1.26)1.08 (0.82 to 1.42)
 P value0.510.59
 Number of individuals included40192773
Complete adjustment*
 RR (95% CI)1.05 (0.87 to 1.27)1.09 (0.83 to 1.43)
 P value0.610.54
 Number of individuals included37032633
  • *Adjustment for baseline age, BMI, physical activity and smoking.

  • BMI, body mass index; HUNT, Nord-Trøndelag Health Study; LBP, low back pain; RR, relative risk.