Backpack as a daily load for schoolchildren

Stefano Negrini, Roberta Carabalona, Paolo Sibilla

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Abstract

34.8% of Italian schoolchildren carry more than 30% of their bodyweight at least once a week, exceeding limits proposed for adults. Given increasing evidence of back pain in children, the time has come to propose some limitations to backpack load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1974
Number of pages1
JournalLancet
Volume354
Issue number9194
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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