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Table 1 Prevalence (%) of pain in previous week in the 10 grouped anatomic regions and proportion with number of anatomical regions ≥ 3 out of the 10 anatomical regions stratified by gender (n = 7637).

From: Prevalence of widespread pain and associations with work status: a population study

Region Men Women All
Head 10.1 21.8 16.2
Upper back (i.e., neck, shoulders and thoracic spine) 33.2 44.8 39.3
Right arm 13.2 20.4 17.0
Left arm 11.5 16.8 14.3
Chest anterior part 5.6 6.8 6.2
Abdomen 3.8 6.1 5.0
Pelvis, anterior part 5.4 10.3 8.0
Low back 29.1 36.6 33.0
Right leg 16.6 22.4 19.6
Left leg 16.8 20.0 18.5
Proportion (%) with number of anatomical regions with pain ≥ 3 (out of the 10 anatomical regions above) 22.3 33.9 28.4