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Table 1 Characteristics of employees who accepted (yes) and declined (no) participation in the intervention.

From: Protocol for Work place adjusted Intelligent physical exercise reducing Musculoskeletal pain in Shoulder and neck (VIMS): a cluster randomized controlled trial

  Women (N = 570) Men (N = 420)
  Yes No p - value Yes No p - value
Age (years) 44 (11) 42 (12) 0.04 49 (9) 48 (11) 0.19
Height (cm) 168 (6) 170 (6) 0.01 184 (6) 183 (6) 0.61
Weight (kg) 70 (13) 69 (12) 0.62 90 (13) 88 (11) 0.42
BMI (kg m-2) 25 (4) 24 (4) 0.09 27 (3) 26 (3) 0.47
Neck pain intensity previous 3 months (scale 0-9) 3.8 (2.3) 2.5 (2.4) <.0001 2.7 (2.3) 1.7 (2.0) <.0001
Shoulder (right) pain intensity previous 3 months (scale 0-9) 2.6 (2.5) 1.6 (2.1) <.0001 1.9 (2.3) 0.8 (1.5) <.0001
Shoulder (left) pain intensity previous 3 months (scale 0-9) 2.1 (2.4) 1.3 (2.0) <.0001 1.4 (2.1) 0.6 (1.4) <.0001
12-month prevalence of neck pain 94% 78% <.0001 85% 63% <.0001
12-month prevalence of right shoulder pain 73% 53% <.0001 59% 35% <.0001
12-month prevalence of left shoulder pain 64% 41% <.0001 49% 26% <.0001
  1. P-values denote significance levels between those accepting and declining participation, separately for women and men.