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Table 1 Background data together with current pain intensity, work ability index and sick leave

From: Algogenic substances and metabolic status in work-related Trapezius Myalgia: a multivariate explorative study

Group variables CON Mean ± SD TM Mean ± SD Statistics (p-value)
Age (years) 44 ± 9.1 44 ± 9.8 ns
Height (m) 1.68 ± 0.06 1.65 ± 0.06 ns
Weight (kg) 70 ± 10.6 72 ± 15.0 ns
Pain intensity (VAS, mm) 2.7 ± 3.5 27 ± 22 <0.001
Work ability index 39.1 ± 2.0 35.9 ± 3.5 0.01
Sick leave last year (days) 5 ± 8 8 ± 16 ns
  1. CON denotes healthy controls) and TM denotes subjects with trapezius myalgia; these data has been reported earlier [25]. Furthest to the right is shown the statistical evaluation (p-values); ns denotes no significant group difference.