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Table 2 The prevalence rate of the reported WMSs in different body regions among the studied nurses (N = 500)

From: Work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among Iranian nurses and their relationship with fatigue: a cross-sectional study

Body region During the last 12 months
No. (%)
During the past week
No. (%)
At present
No. (%)
Neck 305 (39) 286 (57.2) 241 (48.2)
Shoulders 312 (62.4) 271 (54.2) 239 (47.8)
Elbows 58 (11.6) 4 (8.2) 38 (7.6)
Wrists/Hands 287 (57.4) 260 (52) 205 (41)
Upper back 314 (62.8) 288 (57.6) 244 (48.8)
Lower back 401 (80.2) 392 (78.4) 322 (64.4)
Thighs 140 (28) 117 (23.4) 98 (19.6)
Knees 316 (63.2) 285 (57) 244 (48.8)
Ankles/Feet 409 (81.8) 380 (76) 350 (70)
WMSs in at least one body region 488 (97.6) 487 (97.4) 459 (91.8)