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Table 1 Demographic data of professional pianists with insidious neck pain and pianists without neck pain

From: Analysis of deep tissue hypersensitivity to pressure pain in professional pianists with insidious mechanical neck pain

  Pianists with neck pain Pianists without neck pain Significance
Gender (male/female) 6/17 9/14 χ2 = 2.193; P = 0.459
Age (years) 36 ± 12 38 ± 10 t = 0.956; P = 0.463
Height (kg.) 65 ± 13 68 ± 12 t = 0.838; P = 0.407
Weight (cm.) 169 ± 9 172 ± 8 t = 0.978; P = 0.433
BMI (kg/cm 2 ) 22.6 ± 3.3 23.1 ± 4.3 t = 0.497; P = 0.622
Years of piano playing 26 ± 11 29 ± 12 t = 0.955; P = 0.345
Hours/week of piano lessons 26 ± 10 28 ± 12 t = 0.969; P = 0.324
Minutes of piano playing/day 103 ± 84 93 ± 47 t = 0.486; P = 0.629
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation