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Table 2 Overall prevalence of laboratory work-related musculoskeletal problems within the last 12 months and 7 days (Total sample = 110)

From: Work-related musculoskeletal problems related to laboratory training in university medical science students: a cross sectional survey

Body area Problems within last 12 months Problems preventing daily activities Problems requiring physician or health professional assistance Problems within last 7 days Problems preventing daily activities Problems requiring physician or health professional assistance
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Neck 26(23.6) 21(19.1) 16(14.5) 11(10.0) 7(6.4) 2(1.8)
Shoulders 17(15.5) 10(9.1) 9(8.2) 7(6.4) 4(3.6) 2(1.8)
Upper back 22(20.0) 16(14.5) 14(12.7) 15(13.6) 10(9.1) 2(1.8)
Elbows 1(0.9) 1(0.9) 1(0.9) 1(0.9) 1(0.9) 1(0.9)
Wrists/hands 12(10.9) 11(10.0) 9(8.2) 5(4.5) 5(4.5) 1(0.9)
Lower back 30(27.3) 25(22.7) 25(22.7) 17(15.5) 14(12.7) 6(5.5)
Hips/thighs 5(4.5) 3(2.7) 3(2.7) 3(2.7) 1(0.9) 1(0.9)
Knees 6(5.5) 2(1.8) 3(2.7) 4(3.6) 3(2.7) 2(1.8)
Ankles/feet 11(10.0) 9(8.2) 8(7.3) 4(3.6) 3(2.7) 2(1.8)