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Table 4 Prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints during the past 7 days and diagnoses in the neck and right upper limb

From: Work-related neck and upper limb disorders – quantitative exposure–response relationships adjusted for personal characteristics and psychosocial conditions

  Men Women
  All
N (%)
≤41
years
N (%)
> 41
years
N (%)
N (%) ≤43
years
N (%)
> 43
years
N (%)
Complaints N = 1105 N = 544 N = 561 N = 4727 N = 2325 N = 2402
 Neck/shoulder 334 (30)aaa 145 (27)b 189 (34)b 2137 (45)aaa 1059 (46) 1078 (45)
 Elbow/hand 211 (19)aaa 99 (18) 112 (20) 1285 (27)aaa 508 (22)bbb 777 (32)bbb
Diagnoses N = 920 N = 484 N = 436 N = 2366 N = 1248 N = 1118
 Tension neck syndrome 50 (5)aaa 25 (5) 25 (6) 383 (16)aaa 218 (18) 165 (15)
 Rotator cuff tendonitis 44 (5)aa 11 (2)bbb 33 (8) bbb 185 (8)aa 85 (7) 100 (9)
 Acromioclavicular syndrome 29 (3)aa 10 (2) 19 (4) 141 (6)aa 55 (4)bb 86 (8)bb
 Carpal tunnel syndrome 18 (2)a 11 (2) 7 (2) 87 (4)a 36 (3)b 51 (5)b
  1. aMen vs. women, ap < 0.05, aap < 0.01, aaap < 0.001
  2. bYounger vs. older, bp < 0.05, bbp < 0.01, bbbp < 0.001
  3. Differences between men and women, as well as between younger and older participants, were calculated using Poisson regression