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Table 1 Background data on individuals without and with chronic musculoskeletal complaints (subdivided to chronic widespread and non-widespread MSCs)

From: Physical inactivity is associated with chronic musculoskeletal complaints 11 years later: results from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study

Variables No chronic MSCs Chronic MSCs Chronic widespread MSCs Chronic non-widespread MSCs
n = 39,520 19,297 20,223 2,318 17,905
Gender, female (%) 48.9 57.4 56.8 57.5
Mean age (SD) 55.6 (14.8) 57.7 (13.9) 55.3 (12.6) 58.0 (14.0)
Years of education (>= 13 years) (%) 12.6 8.7 8.8 8.7
Mean BMI (SD) 24.7 (3.5) 25.2 (3.8) 25.2 (3.9) 25.2 (3.8)
Current smoking (%) 30.4 34.7 38.4 34.2