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Table 2 Association between work related physical activity and long duration troublesome neck pain in cohort Ia

From: The impact of work related physical activity and leisure physical activity on the risk and prognosis of neck pain – a population based cohort study on workers

  Both sexes OR (95 % CI) Men OR (95 % CI) Women OR (95 % CI)
Work related physical activity Cases/non-cases Crude Adjustedb Cases/non-cases Crude Adjustedc Cases/non-cases Crude Adjustedd
Sedentary (reference category) 73/2080 1 1 40/1292 1 1 33/788 1 1
Active but not heavy 47/1440 0.9 (0.6–1.3) 0.9 (0.6–1.4) 25/813 1.0 (0.6–1.6) 0.9 (0.5–1.6) 22/627 0.8 (0.5–1.5) 0.7 (0.4–1.3)
Active and moderately heavy or heavy 52/943 1.6 (1.1–2.3) 1.0 (0.6–1.6) 25/578 1.4 (0.8–2.3) 0.6 (0.3–1.4) 27/365 1.8 (1.0–3.0) 1.3 (0.7–2.5)
  1. Presented with odds ratios (ORs) and 95 % confidence intervals (95 % CI)
  2. aCohort I: Risk cohort including individuals with no neck pain at baseline
  3. bAdjusted for age, alcohol consumption, individual disposable income, work above shoulder level
  4. cAdjusted for age, leisure physical activity, alcohol consumption, individual disposable income and work above shoulder level
  5. dAdjusted for age, alcohol consumption, smoking, concurrent low back pain, individual disposable income, psychological distress and work above shoulder level