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Table 1 Characteristics of informants

From: How well do questionnaires on symptoms in neck-shoulder disorders capture the experiences of those who suffer from neck-shoulder disorders? A content analysis of questionnaires and interviews

  n %
Sex   
   Women 25 62.5
   Men 15 37.5
Last occupation   
   Blue collar 21 52.5
   White collar 15 37.5
   Self employed 4 10
Occupational activity   
   100% 31 77.5
   75% 2 5
   50% 4 10
   25% 1 2.5
   0% 2 5
Previous periods of sick leave for MSD   
   Never 18 45
   Shorter periods 12 30
   > 3 months 10 25
Length of MSD problems   
   < 5 years 3 7.5
   5–9 years 4 10
   10–14 years 5 12.5
   15–19 years 5 12.5
   > 20 years 14 35
   Unable to specify 9 22.5