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Table 3 Prevalence odds ratio (OR) of self reported whiplash injury related to location of musculoskeletal complaints.

From: Headache and musculoskeletal complaints among subjects with self reported whiplash injury. The HUNT-2 study

  Men Women
Location of MSCs   Neck-distortion   Neck-distortion
  Total no* No (%)** OR (95% CI) Total no No (%) OR (95% CI)
No MSCs 12529 201 (1.6) 1.00 (ref.) 12743 147 (1.1) 1.0 (ref)
Neck 4347 384 (8.8) 5.4 (4.4-6.8) 7136 458 (6.4) 6.2 (4.9-7.9)
Shoulders 4957 326 (6.6) 3.7 (2.9-4.6) 7675 425 (5.5) 5.6 (4.4-7.2)
Elbows 1679 113 (6.7) 3.8 (2.8-5.1) 2515 140 (5.6) 5.1 (3.7-7.2)
Wrist/hands 2202 146 (6.6) 3.9 (3.0-5.1) 4577 251 (5.5) 4.9 (3.7-6.4)
Chest/abdomen 972 68 (7.0) 3.6 (2.4-5.2) 1543 107 (6.9) 7.1 (4.9-10.4)
Upper back 1421 125 (8.8) 5.0 (3.7-6.7) 3361 235 (7.0) 5.9 (4.4-7.8)
Low back 4476 255 (5.7) 3.1 (2.4-3.9) 6399 326 (5.1) 4.8 (3.8-6.3)
Hips 2693 155 (5.8) 2.9 (2.2-3.9) 5554 260 (4.7) 4.8 (3.6-6.3)
Knees 2979 170 (5.7) 3.2 (2.5-4.2) 4686 219 (4.7) 4.7 (3.5-6.3)
Ankles/feet 2179 115 (5.3) 3.0 (2.3-4.1) 3881 209 (5.4) 5.3 (3.9-7.1)
  1. HA = Headache, MSC = Musculoskeletal complaints. Analyses adjusted for all variables in Table 1.
  2. *Total number of subjects with localized MSCs complaints in the population.
  3. **Number of subjects (and percentage) with self reported neck-distortion