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Table 1 Demographic, life style and work characteristics of primary (n = 280), secondary (n = 264) and high school teachers (n = 349)

From: Neck/shoulder pain and low back pain among school teachers in China, prevalence and risk factors

Characteristics Primary school teachers Secondary school teachers High school teachers Overall
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender     
  Male 28 (10.0%) 88 (33.3%) 179 (51.3%) 295 (33.0%)
  Female 252 (90.0%) 176 (66.7%) 170 (48.7%) 598 (67.0%)
Age (yrs)     
  19-29 64 (22.9%) 144 (54.5%) 190 (54.4%) 398 (44.6%)
  30-39 135 (48.2%) 92 (34.8%) 113 (32.4%) 340 (38.1%)
  40-49 65 (23.2%) 26 (9.9%) 36 (10.3%) 127 (14.2%)
  ≥50 16 (5.7%) 2 (0.8%) 10 (2.9%) 28 (3.1%)
Years in current job (yrs)     
  1-9 50 (17.9%) 175 (66.3%) 232 (66.5%) 457 (51.2%)
  10-19 146 (52.1%) 70 (26.5%) 77 (22.1%) 293 (32.8%)
  20-29 60 (21.4%) 16 (6.1%) 32 (9.2%) 108 (12.1%)
  ≥30 24 (8.6%) 3 (11.0%) 8 (2.3%) 35 (3.9%)
Work hours per week (h)     
  ≤40 206 (75.2%) 177 (67.8%) 192 (55.7%) 575 (65.3%)
  >40 68 (24.8%) 84 (32.2%) 153 (44.3%) 305 (34.7%)
Hours of lessons per week (h)    
  <14 194 (70.3%) 211 (80.5%) 169 (50.0%) 574 (65.5%)
  ≥14 82 (29.7%) 51 (19.5%) 169 (50.0%) 302 (34.5%)
Hours of working with computer per day (h)    
  <4 200 (96.2%) 239 (93.7%) 217 (64.8%) 656 (82.2%)
  ≥4 8 (3.8%) 16 (6.3%) 118 (35.2%) 142 (17.8%)
Hours of physical exercise per week (h)    
  <7 196 (82.0%) 184 (70.5%) 278 (86.9%) 658 (80.2%)
  ≥7 43 (18.0%) 77 (29.5%) 42 (13.1%) 162 (19.8%)
Hours of doing housework per week    
  <20 185 (68.5%) 210 (80.5%) 301 (92.3%) 696 (81.2%)
  ≥20 85 (31.5%) 51 (19.5%) 25 (7.7%) 142 (18.8%)