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Table 1 Physical characteristics and prevalence of neck/shoulder pain in females (n = 351) and males (n = 292).

From: Neck/shoulder pain in adolescents is not related to the level or nature of self-reported physical activity or type of sedentary activity in an Australian pregnancy cohort

Descriptor Females Males p-value
Physical characteristics (mean, SD)    
Age (years) 14.0 (0.19) 14.0 (0.19) 0.184
Height (cm) 162.4 (6.3) 166.4 (9.1) <0.0001
Mass (kg) 56.7 (12.3) 57.5 (13.1) 0.458
BMI (kg/m2) 21.4 (4.1) 20.6 (3.7) 0.018
Prevalence of neck/shoulder pain (%)    
no neck pain 49.1 58.3 0.02
neck pain ever 50.9 41.7 0.02
neck pain in past month 34.1 23.5 0.003
chronic neck pain (> 3 month duration) 9.2 6.2 0.164