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Table 7 Most frequent physical health problems and chronic pain over lifetime by gender for the teacher and control groups

From: Do teachers have more health problems? Results from a French cross-sectional survey

Physical health Males Females
  Teachers (N = 1,496) Controls (N = 875) Teachers (N = 2,183) Controls (N = 942)
  N n % N n % N n % N n %
Physical health problems
   Rhinopharyngitis/laryngitis 1,454 497 34.2(1) 838 198 23.6(1) *** 2,169 1,018 46.9(1) 919 256 27.9(1)***
   Bronchitis 1,454 307 21.1(2) 838 163 19.5(2) 2,169 482 22.2(5) 919 164 17.8(6)*
   Otitis 1,454 264 18.2(3) 838 155 18.5(3) 2,169 424 19.6(7) 919 147 16.0(9)
   Eczema/dermatitis 1,454 252 17.3(4) 838 118 14.1(4) 2,169 492 22.7(4) 919 153 16.7(8)*
   Arthrosis 1,454 167 11.5(5) 838 104 12.4(5) 2,169 356 16.4(9) 919 186 20.3(4)
   Conjunctivitis 1,454 155 10.7(6) 838 61 7.3(10)* 2,169 419 19.3(8) 919 158 17.2(7)
   Asthma 1,454 143 9.8(7) 838 75 8.9(8) 2,169 180 8.3(12) 919 56 6.1(12)
   Urinary tract infection 1,454 130 8.9(8) 838 54 6.4(11) 2,169 574 26.5(2) 919 206 22.4(3)
   Infections 1,454 128 8.8(9) 838 63 7.5(9) 2,169 316 14.6(10) 919 133 14.5(10)
   Varicose veins 1,454 127 8.7(10) 838 80 9.5(7) 2,169 434 20.0(6) 919 166 18.1(5)*
   Hypertension 1,454 119 8.2(11) 838 82 9.8(6) 2,169 220 10.1(11) 919 96 10.5(11)
   Cystitis 1,454 47 3.2(12) 838 11 1.3(12)* 2,169 563 26.0(3) 919 220 24.0(2)
Chronic pains
   Back pain 1,440 444 30.8(1) 801 278 34.7(1) 2,081 782 37.6(1) 862 373 43.3(1)
   Articular pain 1,440 292 20.3(2) 801 179 22.3(3) 2,081 467 22.4(3) 862 225 26.1(3)
   Headache/migraine 1,440 250 17.4(3) 801 180 22.5(2) 2,081 692 33.3(2) 862 346 40.1(2)
  1. N = Total weighted number of respondents in each category for each group. n = number of cases in each category for each group. % = proportion of cases in each category for each group. p = p-value from Mantel-Haenszel chi-square test adjusted for age and educational level (*p < 0.05 ; **p < 0.01 ; ***p < 0.001). Numbers in brackets represent the order of appearance in the ranking of physical health problems or chronic pain according to prevalence