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Table 2 Distribution and frequency of symptoms among body regions regarding the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire

From: Association between work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and quality of life among dental students: a cross-sectional study

Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire items Frequency of WMSs
N (%)
Neck Shoulders Elbows Wrists and hands Upper back Lower back Hips and Tights Knees Ankles and Feet
Pain occurrence in the last 12 months 70 (66.7) 59 (56.2) 4 (3.8) 30 (28.6) 68 (64.8) 63 (60) 14 (13.3) 28 (26.7) 23 (21.9)
Incapacity to work due to pain in the last 12 months 14 (13.3) 13 (12.4) 1 (0.9) 6 (5.7) 17 (16.2) 20 (19) 2 (1.9) 9 (8.6) 6 (5.7)
Pain occurrence in the last 7 days 42 (40) 30 (28.6) 2 (1.9) 10 (9.5) 46 (43.8) 34 (32.4) 1 (0.9) 7 (6.7) 12 (11.4)
  1. WMSs Work-related Musculoskeletal Symptoms, N Number