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Table 1 Descriptives of the present sample's background variables and comparative statistics of South Bohuslän and Swedish national data (n = 1082).

From: Responsibility for managing musculoskeletal disorders – A cross-sectional postal survey of attitudes

  Present sample South Bohuslän National
Sex    
   • Women 51% 50%1 50.5%1
   • Men 49% 50%1 49.5%1
Age (year)    
   • 18–44 38% 46%1 45%1
   • 45–64 43% 35%1 33%1
   • 65+ 19% 19%1 22%1
Education    
   • Compulsory 20% 18%1 19%1
   • High school + other 47% 49%1 48%1
   • University 32% 32%1 31%1
   • Missing 1%   
Physical activity    *
   • Perform at least 3 times/week 33%   
   • Perform 1–2 times/week 31%   
   • Perform now and then 24% 30% a  
   • Perform none or very little 10% 30% a  
   • Missing 2%   
Sick-leave    
   • Sick-leave total 17% 13–17%, mean 15%2 15%2
   • MSD related sick-leave 7% * 3 * 3
   • Missing 4%   
Presence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)    *
   • No musculoskeletal disorders 15%   
   • Suffered from musculoskeletal disorders 59% 47–56% (7 out of 8 municipalities) a  
   • Missing 26%   
Visits to care provider    *
   • No visits 53%   
   • Visited 28% 39–46%(7 out of 8 municipalities) a  
   • Missing 19%   
  1. 1[Statistics Sweden]
  2. 2 [Swedish social insurance agency]
  3. 3 [Swedish social insurance agency] Diagnosis was not registered the investigated period.
  4. a [Life and Health 2003, Region Västra Götaland] Regional survey report, not statistics
  5. *no comparative data available