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Table 5 Multivariable analysis of symptom-predicting factors (12-month prevalence) – final model (step 6). The bold font indicates the significant factors.

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

   Symptoms of neck Symptoms of shoulder Symptoms of elbow/forearm Symptoms of hand/wrist
Significant factors   p-value OR 95%-CI p-value OR 95%-CI p-value OR 95%-CI p-value OR 95%-CI
Years on the job   0.255 1.008 0.994, 1.022 0.000 1.026 1.012, 1.040 0.008 1.025 1.006, 1.043 0.399 1.007 0.991, 1.023
Gender   0.000 2.005 1.478, 2.719 0.000 1.890 1.399, 2.553 0.285 1.247 0.832, 1.868 0.069 1.385 0.975, 1.967
Body Mass Index   0.196 1.027 0.987, 1.068 0.261 1.023 0.983, 1.064 0.027 1.058 1.007, 1.113 0.303 1.024 0.979, 1.072
Main work-place Office 0.424    0.787    0.572    0.272   
  Laboratory 0.140 1.345 0.907, 1.995 0.506 1.145 0.769, 1.704 0.167 1.438 0.860, 2.404 0.071 1.523 0.965, 2.403
  Production/storehouse 0.823 0.942 0.559, 1.587 0.663 1.128 0.656, 1.940 0.572 1.235 0.594, 2.566 0.679 0.861 0.423, 1.751
  Other 0.516 1.519 0.430, 5.361 0.427 1.621 0.492, 5.337 0.768 1.245 0.289, 5.363 0.920 1.074 0.267, 4.316
Typing   0.012 1.096 1.020, 1.177 0.228 1.045 0.973, 1.122 0.062 1.096 0.995, 1.207 0.276 1.048 0.964, 1.139
Job rotation   0.001 1.740 1.255, 2.410 0.244 1.211 0.877, 1.673 0.997 0.999 0.641, 1.557 0.020 1.558 1.073, 2.263
Job satisfaction   0.002 0.986 0.977, 0.995 0.362 0.996 0.987, 1.005 0.013 0.985 0.974, 0.997 0.392 0.995 0.985, 1.006
Chair optimally adjustable   0.615 0.860 0.478, 1.548 0.481 0.810 0.451, 1.456 0.202 0.631 0.311, 1.280 0.064 0.551 0.293, 1.036
Constant 0.598 0.698   0.018 0.203   0.001 0.060   0.025 0.175