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Table 3 Prevalences of musculoskeletal pain per region and odds ratios for RLS diagnosisa

From: Musculoskeletal pain is associated with restless legs syndrome in young adults

  Reference group (n = 1040) RLS-group (n = 32) Total (n = 1072) Odds ratios p-value
Lower back 204 (19.6 %) 11 (34.4 %) 215 (20.1 %) 2.1 (1.0–4.3) 0.031
Neck 151 (14.5 %) 10 (31.3 %) 161 (15.0 %) 2.7 (1.1–6.3) 0.024
Upper back 93 (8.9 %) 6 (18.8 %) 99 (9.2 %) 2.4 (0.9–5.8) 0.066
Leg 82 (7.9 %) 8 (25.0 %) 90 (8.4 %) 3.9 (1.5–10.0) 0.005
Shoulder/arm 17 (1.6 %) 3 (9.4 %) 20 (1.9 %) 6.2 (1.9–20.8) 0.003
Other 62 (6.0 %) 1 (3.1 %) 63 (5.9 %) 0.5 (0.2–1.3) 0.169
  1. aOdds ratios are given with bias-corrected bootstrapped 95 % confidence intervals. P-values of significant associations are highlighted in bold. RLS restless legs syndrome
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