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Table 1 Age, gender and pain reporting for those responding to the baseline and the follow-up, and those only responding to the baseline survey.

From: The transition of reported pain in different body regions – a one-year follow-up study

  Baseline for responders to both surveys n = 12607 Baseline for those responding only to the baseline survey n = 1948
Age, years mean (sd) 57.2 (6) 56.5 (6)
Women/men, % 56/44 54/46
Neck pain, %   
Never 38 32
Occassionally or sometimes 42 42
Often or all the time 20 26
Shoulder pain, %   
Never 36 31
Occassionally or sometimes 43 42
Often or all the time 21 28
Hand/elbow pain, %   
Never 51 45
Occassionally or sometimes 33 32
Often or all the time 16 22
Low back pain, %   
Never 31 29
Occassionally or sometimes 51 44
Often or all the time 19 27