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Table 1 Description of the study population (N = 517)

From: Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among school teachers from urban and rural areas in Chuquisaca, Bolivia: a cross-sectional study

   Urban n (%) Rural n (%) P value*
Age (years) < 30 25 (11.6) 67 (22.6) < 0.01
30–39 49 (22.7) 120 (40.5)
40–49 61 (28.2) 65 (22.0)
≥ 50 81 (37.5) 44 (14.9)
Gender Female 166 (76.5) 201 (68.4) 0.04
Male 51 (23.5) 93 (31.6)
Teaching level Primary 120 (55.6) 124 (42.2) < 0.01
Secondary 60 (27.8) 134 (45.6)
Primary and secondary 36 (16.7) 36 (12.2)
Type of school Public 133 (62.7) 276 (93.2) < 0.01
Private 79 (37.3) 20 (6.8)  
  1. Some percentages do not add up to 100% due to rounding
  2. *Chi square Test