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Table 4 Prevalence odds ratios for duration of musculoskeletal symptoms within the previous 12 months.

From: Prevalence and consequences of musculoskeletal symptoms in symphony orchestra musicians vary by gender: a cross-sectional study

  High strings
(N = 149)
Low strings
(N = 59)
Woodwinds
(N = 62)
Brass players
(N = 53)
Others
(N = 19)
  OR OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
> 7 days of symptoms in the      
Neck 1.0 1.3 (0.8 - 2.0) 0.7 (0.4 - 1.1) 0.7 (0.4 - 1.4) 1.0 (0.4 - 2.79
Upper back 1.0 1.4 (0.8 - 2.6) 1.0 (0.5 - 1.9) 0.9 (0.4 - 2.1) 1.6 (0.5 - 4.8)
Lower back 1.0 0.6 (0.3 - 1.0) 0.5 (0.2 - 1.2) 0.9 (0.3 - 2.5) 0.7 (0.3 - 1.7)
Left shoulder 1.0 0.7 (0.3 - 1.6) 0.5 (0.3 - 0.9) 1.2 (0.5 - 2.6) 0.4 (0.2 - 1.1)
Right shoulder 1.0 1.6 (0.6 - 3.9) 0.7 (0.3 - 1.6) 1.2 (0.5 - 3.0) 1.1 (0.1 - 7.9)
Left elbow 1.0 1.8 (0.8 - 4.3) 0.4 (0.9 - 1.6) 1.4 (0.4 - 5.3) 3.8 (0.9 - 16.9)
Right elbow 1.0 1.4 (0.6 - 2.9) 0.8 (0.2 - 3.2) 0.3 (0.4 - 3.1) 1.1 (0.3 - 3.7)
Left hand & wrist 1.0 1.2 (0.6 - 2.3) 0.4 (0.1 - 1.0) 0.9 (0.3 - 2.3) 1.1 (0.2 - 5.4)
Right hand & wrist 1.0 3.2 (1.4 - 7.3) 1.8 (0.9 - 3.6) 0.3 (0.0 - 2.4) 3.1 (0.5 - 20.4)
≥ 1 anatomic region 1.0 0.9 (0.4 - 2.3) 0.4 (0.2 - 0.9) 0.9 (0.3 - 3.3) 0.7 (0.2 - 2.8)
> 30 days of symptoms in the      
Neck 1.0 2.3 (1.1 - 4.5) 1.1 (0.6 - 1.9) 1.1 (0.4 - 3.4) 1.7 (0.5 - 6.7)
Upper back 1.0 2.2 (1.0 - 4.9) 1.4 (0.6 - 3.1) 1.1 (0.7 - 1.6) 2.5 (0.9 -6.9)
Lower back 1.0 1.3 (0.6 - 3.3) 1.0 (0.5 - 1.7) 1.0 (0.3 - 3.9) 1.1 (0.4 - 3.2)
Left shoulder 1.0 1.0 (0.3 - 3.1) 0.9 (0.4 - 1.9) 1.5 (0.6 - 3.7) 1.0 (0.4 - 2.3)
Right shoulder 1.0 2.2 (0.7 - 7.7) 0.8 (0.3 - 2.5) 0.8 (0.2 - 2.9) 0.9 (0.1 - 11.0)
Left elbow 1.0 1.1 (0.6 - 2.2) 0.3 (0.0 - 2.1) 0.9 (0.1 - 7.6) 3.8 (0.7 - 19.4)
Right elbow 1.0 1.2 (0.5 - 2.6) 1.0 (0.3 - 4.0) 0.2 (0.0 - 2.3) 1.8 (0.6 - 5.3)
Left hand & wrist 1.0 1.9 (0.7 - 5.1) 0.6 (0.3 - 1.4) 2.4 (1.3 - 4.5) 4.9 (0.7 - 34.9)
Right hand & wrist 1.0 3.0 (0.7 - 12.5) 2.0 (0.8 - 5.0) 0.8 (0.1 - 5.6) 5.5 (0.7 - 43.1)
≥ 1 anatomic region 1.0 2.3 (1.1 - 5.0) 0.9 (0.5 - 1.7) 1.1 (0.7 - 1.7) 1.6 (0.4 - 7.0)
  1. All analyses were adjusted for gender, age, number of playing years on main instrument, and had orchestra of employment as cluster variable. Prevalence odds ratios with P-value < 0.05 are marked with bold. The instruments of each instrument group are shown in Table 1.
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