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Table 2 Final multivariate regression model: multivariate odds ratio of risk indicators in helicopter pilots and crewmembers self-reporting flight-related neck pain

From: Prevalence and potential risk factors of flight-related neck, shoulder and low back pain among helicopter pilots and crewmembers: a questionnaire-based study

Risk indicators Odds Ratio multivariate 95% CI p-value
Profession (pilot) 2.2 0.99–4.86 0.054
Weight (kg) 1.0 0.98–1.03 0.754
BMI (kg/m2) 1.0 0.97–1.05 0.548
Total flying hours (h) 1.0 1.0–1.0 0.820
Flying hours in the previous year (h) 1.0 0.99–1.00 0.586
Average flying hours per month in the previous 3 months (h) 1.0 0.99–1.02 0.291
NVG use (yes) 1.9 1.06–3.50 0.032
NVG flying hours (h) 1.0 0.99–1.01 0.102
Shoulder pain (yes) 4.9 2.48–9.55 < 0.001
Low back pain (yes) 2.3 1.21–4.31 0.011