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Table 3 Construction workers, n = 65. VO2max (ml/min/kg, N = 59) and strength (kg, N = 63) 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 0.99 (0.94, 1.04) 0.576 1.02 (0.96, 1.09) 0.473
 Strength 0.99 (0.94, 1.04) 0.681 1.04 (0.96, 1.13) 0.366
Low back pain
 VO2max 0.96 (0.89, 1.04) 0.326 1.00 (0.92, 1.10) 0.940
 Strength 0.95 (0.89, 1.02) 0.156 0.92 (0.83, 1.02) 0.116
Neck pain
 VO2max 1.06 (0.99, 1.12) 0.100 1.08 (0.99, 1.17) 0.056
 Strength 1.03 (0.95, 1.12) 0.435 1.04 (0.95, 1.15) 0.387
Shoulder pain
 VO2max 0.98 (0.93, 1.04) 0.550 1.02 (0.96, 1.08) 0.575
 Strength 1.01 (0.95, 1.07) 0.814 1.08 (0.99, 1.18) 0.077
  1. aAdjusted for gender, age, BMI, selected psychosocial and mechanical factors