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Table 3 Prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints and its consequences in the past 12 months among dentists (n = 430)

From: Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in dentists

  Neck Shoulders Low back Hand/wrist
  n % n % n % n %
Occurrence in the past 12 months 112 26 85 20 198 46 113 26
Chronic complaints (>1 month) 44 10 29 7 50 12 54 13
Complaints with sickness absence 16 4 13 3 42 10 18 4
Medical care seeking 45 10 34 8 82 19 54 13