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Table 1 Characteristics of the two intervention groups

From: Effect of workplace- versus home-based physical exercise on pain in healthcare workers: study protocol for a single blinded cluster randomized controlled trial

  Physical exercise at home Physical exercise at work
N 89 111
Age (years) 44 (10) 40 *(12)
Height (cm) 168.0 (7.2) 168.4 (6.2)
Weight (kg) 68.9 (12.2) 67.5 (12.1)
BMI (kg∙m-2) 24.4 (4.0) 23.8 (3.8)
Average pain intensity in the back, neck and shoulders during the last week (scale 0-10) 3.10 3.02
Percentage of subjects with back pain intensity of at least 3 during the last week (scale 0-10) 57.3 59.5
Percentage of subjects with neck pain intensity of at least 3 during the last week (scale 0-10) 52.8 50.5
Percentage of subjects with shoulder pain intensity of at least 3 during the last week (scale 0-10) 58.4 51.4
Percentage of subjects with back pain for more than 30 days within the last year 20.2 36.0
Percentage of subjects with neck pain for more than 30 days within the last year 21.4 19.8
Percentage of subjects with shoulder pain for more than 30 days within the last year 28.1 25.2
  1. Values are reported as Mean (SD).
  2. *Difference between groups at baseline, P < 0.05.