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Table 2 Odds Ratio for occupational risk factors rom job cases

From: Occupational risk factors for shoulder chronic tendinous pathology in the Spanish automotive manufacturing sector: a case-control study

Risk Factor OD
(n:73)
CG
(n:94)
OR 95% C.I. p
Awkward Postures (yes/no)
 Shoulder
 Flex/Abd 72/1 88/6 0.20 0.02–1.73 0.10
 High Position 72/1 88/6 0.20 0.02–1.73 0.10
 Elbow
 Pronation/supination 64/9 93/1 13.07 1.60–105.7 0.02
Repetitive Movements (yes/no) 43/30 28/66 0.29 0.15–0.56 0.00
Manual Handling of Loads (yes/no) 35/38 94/0 3.68*** 2.77–4.89 0.00**
 < 3Kg 3/70 0/94 0.42*** 1.66–43.14 0.00**
 3–15 Kg 20/53 40/54 1.96 1.01–3.78 0.04*
 > 15 Kg 9/64 54/40 9.6 4.27–21.55 0.00**
Use of Hand Tools (yes/no) 38/35 88/6 13.50 5.24–34.78 0.00**
 < 1Kg 4/69 0/94 0.42 0.35–0.56*** 0.02*
 1–3 Kg 26/47 42/52 1.46 0.77–2.73 0.23
 > 3Kg 7/66 46/48 9.03 3.75–21.73 0.00**
Mechanical Pressure (yes/no) 60/13 93/1 20.15 2.56–158.04 0.00**
 Pressure on fingers 13/60 13/81 0.74 0.32–1.71 0.48
 Pressure on palm of hand 1/72 93/1 6696 411,75–108,892 0.00
 Pressure on hand 57/16 94/0 2.64*** 2.15–3.25 0.00**
Vibrations 33/40 54/40 1.63 0.88–3.03 0.11
Impact on Heel of Hand 27/46 68/26 4.45 2.31–8.58 0.00**
  1. [OD Occupational disease; CG Control group; n Number of cases; OR Odds ratio; 95% CI 95% confidence interval; p P value]. *: p < 0.05; **: p < 0.01,*** OR calculated for case group.