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Table 1 Level of inconvenience to everyday life caused by musculoskeletal pain, and intensity of computer-associated musculoskeletal pain, by sex and grade (%)

From: Musculoskeletal symptoms and computer use among Finnish adolescents - pain intensity and inconvenience to everyday life: a cross-sectional study

Symptoms Boys Girls Total
  6th grade 9th grade 6th grade 9th grade  
  (70) (128) (90) (135) (423)
Neck-shoulder      
Level of inconvenience to everyday life      
Severe 1.4 2.4 5.6 19.3 7.2
Moderate 8.6 12.6 8.9 23.7 13.5
Mild 30.0 25.2 33.3 27.4 29.0
Pain intensity      
Severe 4.3 3.1 6.7 15.6 7.4
Moderate 10.0 11.8 10.0 21.5 13.3
Mild 22.9 26.0 33.3 24.4 26.7
Low back      
Level of inconvenience to everyday life      
Severe 0.0 4.7 1.1 11.1 4.2
Moderate 7.4 13.3 5.7 18.5 11.2
Mild 11.8 23.4 21.6 26.7 20.9
Pain intensity      
Severe 2.9 5.5 1.1 5.9 3.9
Moderate 7.1 12.6 5.6 12.6 9.5
Mild 12.9 19.7 23.6 22.2 19.6
Head      
Level of inconvenience to everyday life      
Severe 5.8 5.5 7.8 25.4 11.1
Moderate 15.9 10.9 14.4 27.6 17.2
Mild 30.4 32.8 34.4 29.1 31.7
Pain intensity      
Severe 7.2 3.9 3.4 15.7 7.6
Moderate 7.2 9.4 14.6 17.2 12.1
Mild 17.4 21.9 28.1 22.4 22.5
Eyes      
Level of inconvenience to everyday life      
Severe 4.3 1.6 4.4 8.9 4.8
Moderate 5.8 8.7 3.3 7.4 6.3
Mild 15.9 18.1 14.4 17.0 16.4
Pain intensity      
Severe 5.8 3.9 3.4 5.9 4.8
Moderate 8.7 7.8 11.2 8.1 9.0
Mild 13.0 23.4 25.8 26.7 22.2
Hands, fingers, wrists      
Level of inconvenience to everyday life      
Severe 0.0 1.6 3.4 6.0 2.8
Moderate 1.5 4.7 1.1 6.7 3.5
Mild 16.4 18.9 19.1 14.9 17.3
Pain intensity      
Severe 1.4 1.6 1.1 5.2 2.3
Moderate 2.9 3.1 4.5 7.4 4.5
Mild 18.8 11.0 21.3 14.1 16.3
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