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Table 3 Prevalence of WRMDs according to demographic characteristics.

From: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Nigerian Physiotherapists

Characteristics WRMD No WRMD Chi Statistics
  n (%) n (%)  
Age Group (yrs)      
   < 30 44 (93.6) 3 (6.4)  
   > 30 71 (89.9) 8 (10.1) 0.52 (p = 0.536)
BMI Group      
   18.5–24.9 88 (94.6) 5 (5.4)  
   25.0–29.9 22 (84.6) 4 (15.4)  
   > 30 5 (71.4) 2 (28.6) 6.22 (p = 0.045)*
Years of PT experience (yrs)      
   1–5 43 (87.8) 6 (12.2)  
   6–15 54 (94.7) 3 (5.3)  
   > 16 18 (90.0) 2 (10.0) 1.67 (p = 0.436)
Gender      
   Female 46 (100) 0 (0.0)  
   Male 69 (86.3) 11 (13.8) 6.93 (p = 0.007)*
Work Status      
   Full Time 111 (91.0) 11 (9.0)  
   Part Time 4 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0.39 (p = 1.000)
Work Setting      
   Tertiary 47 (87.0) 7 (13.0)  
   Secondary 67 (94.4) 4 (5.6) 2.05 (p = 0.205)
Ergonomic Training      
   Yes 63 (96.9) 7 (13.0)  
   No 44 (93.6) 3 (6.4) 0.69 (p = 0.648)
Postgraduate Training      
   Yes 29 (90.6) 3 (9.4)  
   No 86 (91.5) 8 (8.5) 0.02 (p = 1.000)
  1. WRMDs: Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  2. BMI: Body Mass Index
  3. PT: Physical Therapy
  4. *: indicates significance between group differences in the observed proportions for each variable.