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Table 1 MSDs prevalence and health care seeking among HCP working in tertiary hospitals

From: Prevalence and associated factors of musculoskeletal disorders among Chinese healthcare professionals working in tertiary hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Regions MSDs lasting for Health care seeking
≥ 24 h ≥ 7 days ≥ 3 months
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Neck 7009 (47.6) 4256 (28.9) 705 (4.8) 4801 (32.6)
Upper back 2753 (18.7) 1524 (10.4) 159 (1.1) 1254 (8.5)
Lower back 10,721 (72.8) 7463 (50.7) 2106 (14.3) 8879 (60.3)
Shoulders 7662 (52.1) 5185 (35.2) 909 (6.2) 5721 (38.9)
Elbows 1276 (8.7) 516 (3.5) 29 (0.2) 512 (3.5)
Wrists/hands 4579 (31.1) 3504 (23.8) 472 (3.2) 3404 (23.1)
Hips/thighs 1783 (12.1) 983 (6.7) 98 (0.7) 953 (6.5)
Knees 9675 (65.7) 6311 (42.9) 1187 (8.1) 6873 (46.7)
Ankles/foots 3476 (23.6) 2218 (15.1) 275 (1.9) 1974 (13.4)
At any body region 13,421 (91.2) 8579 (58.3) 2516 (17.1) 10,051 (68.3)
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