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Table 5 Association between work characteristics and occupational factors and reporting of NSP and LBP in the past 12 months

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

Factors NSP LBP
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Years in current job (yrs)   
  1-9 1 1
  10-19 1.02 (0.66-1.59) 0.81 (0.52-1.27)
  20-29 0.79 (0.35-1.80) 0.56 (0.25-1.27)
  ≥30 1.17 (0.33-4.11) 0.66 (0.19-2.32)
School level   
  Primary school 1 1
  Secondary school 0.61 (0.42-0.89)* 0.57 (0.39-0.83)*
  High school 2.48 (1.71-3.59)* 2.22 (1.54-3.20)*
Work hours per week (h)   
  ≤40 1 1
  >40 1.26 (0.95-1.67) 0.96 (0.72-1.27)
Hours of lessons per week (h)   
  <14 1 1
  ≥14 1.95 (1.46-2.60)* 1.73 (1.31-2.30)*
Hours of working with computer per day (h)   
  <4 1 1
  ≥4 1.82 (1.25-2.66)* 1.13 (0.91-1.91)
Prolonged standing   
  No 1 1
  Yes 2.23 (1.48-3.78)* 1.88 (1.25-2.84)*
Prolonged sitting   
  No 1 1
  Yes 1.78 (1.36-2.34)* 1.60 (1.22-2.10)*
Prolonged static posture   
  No 1 1
  Yes 3.20 (2.42-4.24)* 2.58 (1.96-3.42)*
Working with hands above shoulder   
  No 1 1
  Yes 1.55 (1.18-2.03)* 1.62 (1.23-2.13)*
Lifting of weight with hand ≥20 kg   
  No 1 1
  Yes 1.07 (0.66-1.74) 1.40 (0.86-2.27)
Holding the neck in a forward bent posture for a long time  
  No 1 1
  Yes 2.18 (1.66-2.87)* 2.33 (1.77-3.07)*
Have enough rest time   
  No 1 1
  Yes 0.82 (0.63-1.08) 0.68 (0.52-0.90)*
Posture characterized by twisting   
  No 1 1
  Yes 1.94 (1.41-2.69)* 2.53 (1.83-3.52)*
Uncomfortable back support   
  No 1 1
  Yes 2.60 (1.98-3.46)* 2.64 (2.00-3.50)*
  1. All OR are adjusted for age as a continuous variable and gender.
  2. *Wald test, p < 0.05.