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Table 1 Demographics, clinical and work-related characteristics

From: Prevalence and anatomical location of muscle tenderness in adults with nonspecific neck/shoulder pain

  Women (n = 174) Men (n = 24) P-value
Demographics    
   Age, year 43 (11) 45 (10) 0.31
   Height, cm 168 (6) 182 (8) <0.0001
   Weight, kg 67 (12) 83 (13) <0.0001
   Body Mass Index, kg.m-2 24 (4) 25 (4) 0.14
Clinical    
   Days with neck/shoulder pain previous year 191 (116) 147 (111) 0.08
   Neck/shoulder pain intensity previous 3 months, scale 0-10 5.1 (2.1) 4.5 (1.6) 0.21
   Total Tenderness Score, scale 0-32 13 (5) 9 (4) <0.0001
   Systolic blood pressure mmHg 124 (13) 137 (13) <0.0001
   Diastolic blood pressure mmHg 83 (9) 89 (9) 0.003
Work-related    
   Computer use, percentage of worktime 94 (13) 91 (18) 0.42
   Weekly working hours 38 (4) 38 (6) 0.79
   Duration of office work, years 11 (10) 12 (11) 0.64
  1. Demographics, clinical and work-related characteristics of the 198 generally healthy office workers with frequent neck/shoulder pain. Total Tenderness Score is the sum of tenderness scores of 'no' (= 0), 'some' (= 1), and 'severe' (= 2) tenderness of the 8 investigated neck/shoulder anatomical locations of the left and right side (scale 0-32).