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Table 4 Health care workers, n = 72. VO2max (ml/min/kg, N = 63) and strength (kg, N = 68) 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 0.91 (0.84, 0.98) 0.008 0.90 (0.82, 0.99) 0.026
 Strength 0.93 (0.87, 0.98) 0.009 0.88 (0.80, 0.97) 0.010
Low back pain
 VO2max 0.92 (0.85, 0.99) 0.039 0.88 (0.79, 0.98) 0.022
 Strength 0.96 (0.90, 1.01) 0.132 0.91 (0.82, 0.99) 0.039
Neck pain
 VO2max 0.98 (0.93, 1.04) 0.531 0.95 (0.87, 1.03) 0.170
 Strength 0.88 (0.80, 0.97) 0.008 0.85 (0.75, 0.96) 0.011
Shoulder pain
 VO2max 0.93 (0.87, 0.99) 0.043 0.91 (0.83, 0.99) 0.039
 Strength 0.93 (0.87, 0.99) 0.022 0.91 (0.83, 1.00) 0.057
  1. aAdjusted for gender, age, BMI, selected psychosocial and mechanical factors