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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 15)

From: Experiences of employees with arm, neck or shoulder complaints: a focus group study

Variables Values
Mean age in years, (range) 46.9 (25–56)
Male, n (%) 1 (6.7)
Female, n (%) 14 (93.3)
Mean number of work days per week (range) 4.1 (2.4-5.0)
Mean hours of work per week (range) 30.7 (18–50)
Mean hours of PC work per day (range) 4.4 (0.5-8.0)
Education level, n (%)  
Preparatory secondary vocational education 1 (6.7)
Senior secondary vocational education 3 (20.0)
Higher professional education 7 (46.7)
Academic higher education 4 (26.7)
Mean disability score on work (1–10) (range) 3.8 (0–7.0)
Complaints, n (%)  
Hand 3 (20.0)
Wrist 3 (20.0)
Under arm 2 (13.3)
Elbow 1 (6.7)
Upper arm 4 (26.7)
Shoulder 13 (86.7)
Neck 12 (80.0)
Duration of complaints in weeks, (range) 222 (20–936)
Side of complaints, n (%)  
Left 2 (13.3)
Right 7 (46.7)
Both sides 6 (40.0)