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Table 1 Characteristics of survey respondents

From: Towards a preventive strategy for complaints of arm, neck and/or shoulder (CANS): the role of help seeking behaviour

  Employeesa
(n = 1765)
Studentsb
(n = 3322)
Gender
 Male (%) 36.6 31.2
 Female (%) 63.4 68.8
Age mean (SD) 44.7 (11.3) 22.3 (4.2)
Educational level
 Low and medium (%) 20.5 43.0
 High (%) 79.5 57.0
Job category
 Support staff (%) 57.3 n.a.
 Scientific/teaching staff (%) 42.7 n.a.
Years in current job
  < 3 years (%) 23.4 n.a.
  ≥ 3 years (%) 76.6 n.a.
Employment/study status
 Fulltime (%) 68.0 95.5
 Parttime (%) 32.0 4.5
Current study program
 Bachelor (%) n.a. 55.0
 Master (%) n.a. 45.0
VDU use work/study related
  < 4 h/day (%) 15.8 44.1
  ≥ 4 h/day (%) 84.2 55.9
  1. aTotal of cases does not equal total of survey employees respondents (n=1768) due to missing values
  2. bTotal of cases does not equal total of survey student respondents (n=3332) due to missing values
  3. h hours, SD Standard deviation