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Table 2 Discomfort reported by clinical and non-clinical students in various regions of the body

From: Effect of working characteristics and taught ergonomics on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders amongst dental students

Discomfort Non-clinical N (%) Clinical N (%) Chi square (<.001)
Neck and Upper back 65 (41%) 336 (82%) 0.001
Lower Back 45 (28%) 264 (64%) 0.001
Hands and Fingers 13 (8%) 171 (42%) 0.001
Lower Shoulder 8 (5%) 108 (26%) 0.001
Forearms 4 (2%) 96 (23%) 0.001
Elbows 2 (1%) 53 (13%) 0.001
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