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Table 3 Prevalence OR# of chronic musculoskeletal complaints (subdivided to chronic widespread and non-widespread MSCs) related to level of physical activity in HUNT 1 and HUNT 2

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

Activity level Total Chronic MSCs Chronic widespread MSCs Chronic non-widespread MSCs
  39520 n OR (CI) n OR (CI) n OR (CI)
Hunt 1-Hunt 2        
Inactive-inactive 2058 1165 1.0 (ref.) 152 1.0 (ref.) 1013 1.0 (ref.)
Very low-very low 23671 12147 0.9 (0.8–0.9) 1507 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 10640 0.9 (0.8–1.0)
Low-low 2701 1285 0.9 (0.8–0.9) 165 0.8 (0.6–1.0) 1120 0.9 (0.8–1.0)
Medium-medium 925 385 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 31 0.5 (0.3–0.7) 354 0.8 (0.7–1.1)
High-high 558 229 0.7 (0.6–0.9) 36 0.9 (0.6–1.3) 193 0.7 (0.6–0.9)
Increased level 2342 1089 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 142 0.7 (0.6–0.9) 947 0.8 (0.7–0.9)
Decreased level 2227 1249 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 140 0.8 (0.6–1.1) 1109 1.0 (0.9–1.1)
Missing 5038 2674 0.8 (0.7–0.9) 145 0.4 (0.3–0.5) 2529 0.8 (0.7–0.9)
  1. #Adjusted for age, gender, body mass index, smoking and education.