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Table 1 Response rates and prevalence of musculoskeletal pain by country and year of survey

From: Correlations between pain in the back and neck/upper limb in the European Working Conditions Survey

Country 2010 2015
Number interviewed Response rate (%) One-year prevalence of pain (%) Number interviewed Response rate One-year prevalence of pain (%)
Back Neck-upper limb Back Neck-upper limb
Albania (AL) 1000 58 39 43 1002 78 31 39
Austria (AT) 1003 32 46 43 1028 47 47 44
Belgium (BE) 4001 34 44 40 2587 36 46 45
Bulgaria (BG) 1014 66 34 33 1064 64 38 41
Croatia (CR) 1100 43 49 46 1012 50 50 51
Cyprus (CY) 1000 66 46 45 1003 69 45 49
Czech Republic (CZ) 1000 47 55 44 1002 63 40 31
Denmark (DK) 1069 58 40 50 1002 26 45 58
Estonia (EE) 1000 56 56 61 1015 59 48 57
Finland (FI) 1028 47 50 69 1001 33 48 69
France (FR) 3046 34 53 50 1527 37 60 57
FYROMa 1100 68 45 49 1011 75 43 42
Germany (DE) 2133 56 51 43 2093 51 42 35
Greece (GR) 1037 40 43 39 1007 64 38 39
Hungary (HU) 1006 47 47 50 1023 58 27 30
Ireland (IE) 1003 50 23 25 1057 54 30 30
Italy (IT) 1500 34 51 48 1402 61 41 35
Latvia (LV) 1001 74 58 53 1004 62 51 46
Lithuania (LT) 1004 54 52 39 1004 62 51 40
Luxembourg (LU) 1000 40 43 42 1003 43 53 50
Malta (MT) 1000 52 45 37 1004 46 41 43
Montenegro (ME) 1041 59 49 46 1005 71 48 40
Netherlands (NL) 1017 37 36 43 1028 37 37 41
Norway (NO) 1085 32 41 53 1028 51 40 51
Poland (PL) 1500 44 46 40 1203 56 47 42
Portugal (PT) 1000 44 66 56 1037 55 42 39
Romania (RO) 1017 59 48 37 1063 55 57 53
Slovakia (SK) 1002 57 54 39 1000 65 50 36
Slovenia (SI) 1404 42 53 49 1607 47 48 42
Spain (ES) 1008 31 44 43 3364 32 46 45
Sweden (SE) 1004 35 39 52 1002 11 41 54
Turkey (TR) 2100 56 41 47 2000 36 46 49
United Kingdom (UK) 1575 37 34 33 1623 42 35 37
All countries 42,798 44 46 44 41,811 43 45 44
  1. aFormer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia