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Table 1 Percentage or mean ± SD of participant characteristics of work ability and percentage of hours worked (n = 794)

From: Work ability and percentage of hours worked related to limitations in patients with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: a cross-sectional cohort study

  % Mean SD N
Age at time of participation   40.0 8.5 794
Gender male 37%    794
Education level     794
 Primary school 1%    
 Lower vocational education 1%    
 Secondary vocational education 26%    
 Higher vocational education 34%    
 University 32%    
 Other 6%    
% participants with pain 80%    794
% participants with stiffness 49%    794
% participants with tingling feelings or numbness 42%    794
Main cause of the start of complaints     742
 A single cause cannot be identified 17%    
 Overload during leisure 2%    
 Short-term overload during work 5%    
 Long-term overload during work 70%    
 Accident, strain 1%    
 Other(e.g. stress, posture, furniture) 53%    
Complaint duration in years   5.6 3.1 755
Work ability score (WAS) (0–10)   6.4 2.0 794
% worked of Fulltime employment (0–100)   77.0 35.0 794
DASH score (0–100)   28.3 19.0 668
DASH work module (0–100)   41.0 25.8 784
SF-36 subscale physical functioning (0–100)   80.0 15.3 780
SF-36 subscale pain (0–100)   59.3 20.1 793
SF-36 subscale physical role functioning (0–100)   41.9 39.3 788