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Table 2 Total study sample, n = 137. VO2max (ml/min/kg, N = 122) and strength (kg, N = 131) associated with musculoskeletal pain. Unadjusted and adjusteda odds ratios (OR) with confidence intervals (95% CI) and p-values

From: Association between V̇O2max, handgrip strength, and musculoskeletal pain among construction and health care workers

  Unadjusted Adjusteda
OR (95% CI) P-value OR (95% CI) P-value
Total pain
 VO2max 0.95 (0.92, 0.99) 0.018 0.98 (0.93, 1.02) 0.280
 Strength 0.97 (0.94, 0.99) 0.024 0.96 (0.91, 1.06) 0.160
Low back pain
 VO2max 0.94 (0.89, 0.99) 0.015 0.94 (0.88, 1.00) 0.056
 Strength 0.96 (0.93, 0.99) 0.014 0.92 (0.86, 0.98) 0.008
Neck pain
 VO2max 1.00 (0.96, 1.04) 0.842 1.00 (0.96, 1.06) 0.723
 Strength 0.94 (0.91, 0,98) 0.003 0.96 (0.90, 1.03) 0.262
Shoulder pain
 VO2max 0.96 (0.92, 1.00) 0.052 0.98 (0.94, 1.03) 0.408
 Strength 0.98 (0.95, 1.01) 0.098 1.00 (0.95, 1.06) 0.955
  1. aAdjusted for gender, age, BMI, selected psychosocial and mechanical factors