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Table 1 Characteristics for 18 subjects with chronic trapezius myalgia (MYA) and 30 pain-free controls (CON).

From: Physiological responses to low-force work and psychosocial stress in women with chronic trapezius myalgia

  MYA CON  
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p-value
Age 40.0 (6.0) 39.9 (5.6) >.3
Height (cm) 168.4 (4.7) 167.5 (5.0) >.3
Weight (kg) 74.8 (11.2) 67.0 (9.4) .014
BMI (kg/m2) 26.4 (3.7) 23.8 (2.9) .012
MYA group's pain history and pain intensity
  Median Range  
Months with pain 126 37 – 273  
Months with chronic pain 101 36 – 273  
VAS neck 70 40 – 90  
VAS shoulders 67 19 – 88  
VAS arms 59 0 – 72  
VAS hands/wrists 49 0 – 86  
VAS upper back 42 0 – 77  
VAS lower back 26 0 – 85  
VAS hips 3 0 – 84  
VAS knees 0 0 – 78  
VAS feet 0 0 – 78  
  1. Pain intensity was measured using visual analogue scale (VAS) and concerned the previous 30 days.