Prevalence of Scoliosis in Secondary School Children in Kermanshah

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2007-06-21
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Introduction: Scoliosis is the lateral deviation of spinal column accompanied with the rotation & twisting of vertebrae on perpendiculars axis and it is one of the most common diseases in children. The importance of scoliosis as a health problem has been known in school aged children. Extensive screening programs have been implemented or are being implemented in different regions in the world. Regarding the importance of the topic and lack of such studies in the region, this study was aimed to determine the prevalence of this disease in secondary school children.
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