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Table 6 Characteristics of the subgroup who took the medical examination compared to the total sample

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

  n Gender Age (years) Daily VDT work (hours) Working hours per week Actual symptoms (%)
       Neck Shoulder Elbow/forearm Hand/wrist
Total sample 1,065 684 men 39.9 (± 9.5) 5.1 (± 2.3) 40.9 (± 6.8) 14.5 11.5 3.5 4.5
Subgroup 82 45 men 43.6 (± 8.4) 5.8 (± 2.2) 40.6 (± 6.0) 43.9 31.7 13.4 13.4