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Table 4 Association between work related physical activity and long duration troublesome neck pain in cohort IIa

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 (ref) 293/2 628 1 1 106/1 127 1 1 187/1 501 1 1
Active but not heavy 224/1 738 1.2 (1.0–1.4) 1.1 (0.9–1.3) 83/694 1.3 (0.9–1.7) 1.1 (0.8–1.6) 141/1 044 1.1 (0.9–1.4) 1.0 (0.8–1.3)
Active and moderately heavy or Heavy 235/1 638 1.3 (1.1–1.5) 1.0 (0.8–1.3) 104/749 1.5 (1.1–2.0) 1.0 (0.6–1.5) 131/889 1.2 (0.9–1.5) 1.0 (0.8–1.3)
  1. Association in cohort II (prognostic cohort), presented with odds ratios (ORs) and 95 % confidence intervals (95 % CI)
  2. aCohort II: Prognostic cohort including individuals with occasional neck pain at baseline
  3. bAdjusted for age, individual disposable income, work above shoulder level
  4. cAdjusted for age, smoking, individual disposable income, work under knee level and work over shoulder level
  5. dAdjusted for age, immigrant status and work over shoulder level