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AMORIM JUNIOR, Djalma Castro de; HERRERO, Carlos Fernando P. S; NOGUEIRA-BARBOSA, Marcello and DEFINO, Helton L. A. Prevalence of lumbar scoliosis in adults. Coluna/Columna [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.4, pp. 284-285. ISSN 1808-1851. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1808-18512011000400006.
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the prevalence of adult degenerative scoliosis (de novo) in a sample of the population. METHODS: We studied 1149 plain anteroposterior abdominal radiographs in achieved in the Hospital das Clínicas of the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto from July 2008 to February 2009. RESULTS: The prevalence of scoliosis in the adult population sample studied was 1.74%, being higher in the group aged between 60 and 69 years. There was no statistic significant difference (p=0.41) between the sexes, and the average length of the angle of scoliosis was 19.1º. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of scoliosis in the sample of the adult population studied is consistent with the presented results in the literature.
Keywords : Spine; Low back pain; Scoliosis.