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Table 2 Characteristics of the employees' sample: gender, age, and duration of daily VDT use at various workplaces (> 1 h/d)

From: Musculoskeletal symptoms of the upper extremities and the neck: A cross-sectional study on prevalence and symptom-predicting factors at visual display terminal (VDT) workstations

Workplace Gender Number* (n) Age Daily VDT work Percentage of all
    (years) (± sd) (hours) (± sd) (%)
Office Female 306 38.8 10.8 5.9 2.1 28.9
  Male 497 41.5 9.0 5.4 2.1 46.9
  Total 803 40.5 9.5 5.6 2.1 75.8
Laboratory Female 65 37.6 8.9 4.0 2.2 6.1
  Male 94 39.0 9.7 3.1 1.6 8.9
  Total 159 38.4 9.4 3.5 1.9 15.0
Storehouse/production Female 5 30.6 5.6 3.5 1.0 0.5
  Male 77 38.1 9.0 3.9 2.5 7.3
  Total 82 37.6 9.0 3.9 2.5 7.7
Miscellaneous Female 5 28.8 9.4 3.1 2.0 0.5
  Male 11 41.4 11.2 5.2 3.8 1.0
  Total 16 37.4 12.0 4.6 3.5 1.5
All Female 381 38.3 9.9 5.5 3.2 35.9
  Male 679 40.8 9.2 4.9 2.3 64.1
  Total 1,060* 39.9 9.5 5.1 2.3 100.0
  1. * 5 subjects didn't indicate their age