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Table 4 Associations with multi-site pain (≥2 anatomical sites)

From: Risk factors for musculoskeletal pain amongst nurses in Estonia: a cross-sectional study

Risk factor Multi-site pain in past year   Multi-site pain in past month
n aOR (95% CI) bOR (95% CI) n aOR (95% CI) bOR (95% CI)
Age groups       
 23–29 25 1 1 14 1 1
 30–39 42 1.2 (0.5-2.5) 1.3 (0.6-2.8) 27 1.4 (0.6-3.0) 1.3 (0.6-3.0)
 40–49 34 2.0 (0.8-4.4) 1.9 (0.8-4.8) 24 2.3 (1.0-5.2) 2.2 (0.9-5.4)
 50–59 32 4.2 (1.7-11.3) 6.3 (2.1-22.7) 23 3.6 (1.5-8.6) 3.7 (1.4-9.9)
Self-rated health       
 Good 64 1 1 38 1 1
 Poor 69 3.2 (1.8-5.9) 1.5 (0.7-3.0) 50 2.6 (1.5-4.6) 1.6 (0.8-3.1)
Number of distressing somatic symptoms       
 0 62 1 1 36 1 1
 1 33 2.1 (1.0-4.3) 1.7 (0.8-3.6) 25 2.5 (1.2-5.0) 2.0 (1.0-4.2)
 ≥2 38 6.5 (2.7-18.2) 7.3 (2.5-27.2) 27 4.2 (2.0-8.9) 3.1 (1.3-7.0)
Emotional exhaustion       
 Low 14 1 1 10 1 1
 Medium 90 1.9 (0.9-4.3) 1.8 (0.8-4.5) 57 1.4 (0.6-3.4) 1.2 (0.5-2.8)
 High 24 3.6 (1.3-11.0) 2.9 (0.9-10.5) 18 2.7 (0.9-7.7) 1.8 (0.6-5.6)
Physical load       
 Low 72 1 1 47 1 1
 High 60 1.8 (1.0-3.2) 1.3 (0.7-2.6) 40 1.7 (0.9-3.0) 1.2 (0.7-2.3)
  1. a Without adjustment.
  2. bAdjusted for all risk factors in the table.