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Table 2 Neck-shoulder stiffness (NSS)

From: The effect of low back pain and neck-shoulder stiffness on health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional population-based study

  Men (n = 426) Women (n = 696) P value
NSS prevalence, n (%)a 162 (38.0) 423 (60.3) < 0.001#
VAS of NSSb 36.2 ± 23 37.4 ± 22 0.558
NSS symptom frequency, n (%)
 Daily 45 (10.6) 126 (18.1)  
 4–5 days/week 15 (3.5) 59 (8.5)  
 2–3 days/week 15 (3.5) 59 (8.5)  
 Less than 1/week 46 (10.8) 105 (15.1)  
Symptoms medically assessed, n (%) 20 (4.7) 64 (9.2) 0.379
  1. aSubjects who experienced NSS at least once in the 3 months prior to assessment. bVisual analog scale (VAS) results, shown as mean ± SD
  2. #chi-square test