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Table 2 Prevalence (baseline) and recurrence (follow-up) of musculoskeletal complaints among Dutch bricklayers and construction supervisors participating in a baseline and Follow-up survey, December 2009 to January 2011

From: Musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers: a one-year follow-up study

  Bricklayers Construction supervisors
  Prevalence (MSDreported at baseline) Recurrent complaints (MSDreported again at follow-up) Prevalence (MSDreported at baseline) Recurrent complaints (MSDreported again at follow-up)
Body region Relativefrequency % (95% CI) Relativefrequency % (95% CI) Relativefrequency % (95% CI) Relativefrequency % (95% CI)
Shoulder and upper arm 71/290 24 (19.5-29.4) 38/71 54 (42.0-64.6) 43/246 17 (12.7-22.2) 16/43 37 (24.3-52.1)
Elbow 36/285 13 (8.8-16.5) 10/36 28 (15.7-44.1) 16/246 7 (3.4-9.6) 3/16 19 (5.8-43.8)
Lower arm and wrist 40/281 14 (10.1-18.3) 14/40 35 (22.1-50.6) 9/247 4 (1.3-6.0) 2/9 22 (5.3-55.7)
Hand 25/283 9 (5.5-12.1) 9/25 36 (20.2-55.6) 19/249 8 (4.3-10.9) 8/19 42 (23.1-63.8)
Hip 32/284 11 (7.6-14.9) 11/32 34 (20.3-51.8) 23/249 9 (5.6-12.8) 9/23 39 (22.1-59.2)
Upper leg 14/284 5 (2.4-7.4) 8/14 57 (32.6-78.7) 14/245 6 (2.8-8.6) 4/14 29 (11.3-55.0)
Knee 75/285 27 (21.4-31.8) 42/75 56 (44.7-66.7) 37/249 15 (10.4-19.3) 15/37 41 (26.3-56.5)
Lower leg and ankle 20/282 7 (4.1-10.1) 7/20 35 (18.0-56.8) 20/247 8 (4.7-11.5) 4/20 20 (7.5-42.2)
Foot 23/284 8 (4.9-11.3) 11/23 48 (29.2-67.0) 26/248 10 (6.7-14.3) 0/26 0 (0–11.2)
Neck 36/284 13 (8.8-16.5) 18/36 50 (34.5-65.5) 38/248 15 (10.8-19.8) 14/38 37 (23.3-52.8)
Back 120/289 42 (35.8-47.2) 64/120 53 (44.4-62.0) 73/247 30 (23.9-35.2) 24/73 33 (23.2-44.3)