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Table 6 Associations between physical exposure on the right side, and complaints during the past 7 days in neck and right upper limb, calculated with Poisson regression

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

  N Neck/shoulder Elbow/hand
  Age-adjusted
PR (95% CI)
Extended model
PR (95% CI)
Age-adjusted
PR (95% CI)
Extended model
PR (95% CI)
Head
 Forward inclination (°) 90th percentile
  Men 847 0.99 (0.90–1.09) 1.01 (0.91–1.11) 1.31 (1.151.49) 1.30 (1.13–1.49)
  Women 3078 0.97 (0.91–1.04) 0.98 (0.91–1.04) 1.00 (0.90–1.13) 1.07 (0.97–1.18)
 Velocity (°/s) 50th percentile
  Men 847 1.04 (0.93–1.16) 1.05 (0.93–1.18) 1.50 (1.331.68) 1.42 (1.24–1.62)
  Women 3078 1.18 (1.081.30) 1.08 (0.98–1.19) 1.76 (1.562.00) 1.51 (1.32–1.73)
 Trapezius
  Activity (%MVE) 90th percentile
   Men 847 1.18 (0.91–1.51) 1.16 (0.89–1.50) 2.40 (2.012.88) 2.06 (1.66–2.55)
   Women 3537 1.28 (1.161.41) 1.15 (1.04–1.27) 2.07 (1.812.37) 1.66 (1.43–1.92)
 Upper arm
  Elevation (°) 90th percentile
   Men 847 0.94 (0.73–1.23) 1.02 (0.77–1.33) 1.40 (0.96–2.04) 1.56 (1.09–2.23)
   Women 3116 1.00 (0.93–1.08) 0.99 (0.92–1.08) 1.09 (0.98–1.22) 1.13 (1.01–1.26)
  Velocity (°/s) 50th percentile
   Men 847 1.01 (0.99–1.04) 1.01 (0.98–1.04) 1.10 (1.081.13) 1.09 (1.06–1.12)
   Women 3116 1.05 (1.031.08) 1.03 (1.01–1.06) 1.16 (1.121.19) 1.11 (1.08–1.15)
 Forearm extensors
   Activity (%MVE) 90th percentile
   Men 753 1.02 (0.88–1.17) 1.05 (0.91–1.23) 1.68 (1.481.91) 1.62 (1.40–1.88)
   Women 2757 1.13 (1.061.20) 1.12 (1.04–1.19) 1.54 (1.411.67) 1.48 (1.35–1.62)
 Wrist
  Palmar flexion (°) 50th percentile
   Men 847 1.14 (0.86–1.50) 1.18 (0.87–1.59) 1.94 (1.362.77) 1.65 (1.13–2.40)
   Women 3537 1.02 (0.97–1.08) 0.97 (0.92–1.02) 1.24 (1.131.36) 1.12 (1.03–1.22)
  Velocity (°/s) 50th percentile
   Men 847 1.05 (0.96–1.15) 1.05 (0.95–1.16) 1.48 (1.361.62) 1.45 (1.29–1.62)
   Women 3537 1.11 (1.071.14) 1.06 (1.021.11) 1.32 (1.261.38) 1.22 (1.15–1.29)
  1. Prevalence ratio (PR) and 95% confidence interval (CI), age-adjusted, and adjusted for age and psychosocial factors (Extended model), for subjects with complete data sets. Results in bold face are statistically significant. The PRs are expressed per 10°, 10°/s, 10%MVE