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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of physical work-environment factors by job functions

From: Physical and psychosocial work environment factors and their association with health outcomes in Danish ambulance personnel – a cross-sectional study

Dutch Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (DMQ) How often do your work imply… Ambulance personnel Fire Fighters
Lift very heavy loads (more than 20 kg)? 83 (82–85) 59 (54–64)
Lift in an awkward posture 66 (64–69) 51 (46–56)
Not enough room around you to perform your work properly? 65 (62–67) 49 (44–54)
Perform short, but maximal force-exertions 50 (48–53) 41 (36–46)
Lift with a load that is hard to hold 39 (37–41) 32 (26–36)
Make sudden, unexpected movements 39 (36–41) 32 (28–37)
Difficulty in exerting enough force because of incomfortable postures? 37 (35–39) 31 (27–36)
Not enough room above you to perform your work properly? 32 (30–34) 24 (19–28)
Too few facilities to lean on during work? 27 (24–29) 22 (17–26)
Slip or fall during your work? 3 (3–4) 4 (2–6)
  1. Percentage reporting daily exposure with 95% Confidence Intervals.