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Table 1 Association of neck and upper limb pain with physical activities related to the responders' main job.

From: The impact of workplace risk factors on the occurrence of neck and upper limb pain: a general population study

  Neck and upper limb pain  
  No Yes OR (95% CI)
Repeated lifting of heavy objects    
   No* 1229 (56.4%) 950 (43.6%) 1.0
   Yes 750 (41.6%) 1054 (58.4%) 1.8 (1.6, 2.1)
Prolonged gripping of object    
   No* 1229 (56.8%) 934 (43.2%) 1.0
   Yes 750 (41.2%) 1070 (58.8%) 1.9 (1.7, 2.1)
Prolonged bending of neck    
   No* 1224 (61.4%) 770 (38.6%) 1.0
   Yes 755 (38.0%) 1234 (62.0%) 2.6 (2.3, 3.0)
Repeated finger movements    
   No* 871 (55.8%) 690 (44.2%) 1.0
   Yes 1108 (45.7%) 1314 (54.3%) 1.5 (1.3, 1.7)
Repeated wrist movements    
   No* 963 (58.0%) 697 (42.0%) 1.0
   Yes 1016 (43.7%) 1307 (56.3%) 1.8 (1.6, 2.0)
Arms at/above shoulder height    
   No* 1483 (54.7%) 1226 (45.3%) 1.0
   Yes 496 (38.9%) 778 (61.1%) 1.9 (1.7, 2.2)
  1. *Reference category for calculation of odds ratio; p < 0.001 for all risk factors.