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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Implementation of specific strength training among industrial laboratory technicians: long-term effects on back, neck and upper extremity pain

  First training group (N = 255) Second training group (N = 282)
Age (years) 42 (10) 42 (11)
Height (cm) 170 (8) 168 (8)
Weight (kg) 73 (14) 70 (14)
Body mass index (kgm -2 ) 25 (5) 28 (4)
Women% 80% 89%
DASH 18,4 (21,5) 15,1 (21)
Pain (the last three months)   
Neck 2,9 (2,2) 2,7 (2,2)
Right shoulder 2,5 (2,3) 2,3 (2,3)
Right Elbow 1,3 (2,3) 1,0 (2,0)
Right Hand 1,9 (2,3) 1,8 (2,3)
Upper back 1,9 (2,1) 1,9 (2.2)
Lower Back 2,3 (2,3) 2,5 (2,4)
Number of cases at baseline   
Neck 95 78
Right shoulder 76 70
Right Elbow 38 25
Right Hand 55 40
Upper back 55 47
Lower Back 70 67
  1. Mean (SD) or percent distribution of the participants in the first training group (TG1) and the second training group (TG2).