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Table 3 Demographic data for participants without headache and participants with follow-up headache occurrence

From: Factors associated with headache and neck pain among telecommuters – a five days follow-up

  Without headache during the follow-up
(n = 42)
(mean ± sd)
With at least one headache episode during the follow-up
(n = 67)
(mean ± sd)
Chi-square
(p-value)
T-test
or
Wilcoxon
(p-value)
Baseline variables
Gender (M: F: O) 19: 22: 1 20: 47: 0 0.101
Height (m) 1.70 ± 0.11 1.67 ± 0.09 0.073
Weight (kg) 74.34 ± 15.50 69.17 ± 17.72 0.030
BMI (kg/m2) 25.38 ± 4.71 24.52 ± 4.71 0.215
Age (years) 37.83 ± 11.03 35.24 ± 11.03 0.153
HIT-6 (/78) 45.07 ± 8.83 52.10 ± 8.70 <  0.001
NBQ (/70) 12.00 ± 12.02 17.40 ± 11.97 0.011
Baseline headache intensity 1.00 ± 1.50 3.28 ± 2.20 <  0.001
Baseline neck pain intensity 1.50 ± 1.95 2.81 ± 2.03 0.004
Baseline headache frequency 0.83 ± 1.48 2.10 ± 1.74 <  0.001
Baseline neck pain frequency 1.62 ± 2.26 2.94 ± 2.58 0.001
Home workstation
Yes (%) / No (%)
64.29 / 35.71 76.12 / 23.88 0.183
Baseline headset wearing
Yes (%) / No (%)
52.38 / 47.62 70.15 / 29.85 0.061
Follow-up variables
Follow-up headset wearing
Yes (%) / No (%)
54.76 / 45.24 62.69 / 37.31 0.412
Follow-up telecommuting hours 5.13 ± 2.04 5.50 ± 1.91 0.339*
Follow-up headset wearing hours 0.85 ± 1.49 1.70 ± 2.35 0.105
  1. M = male, F = female, O = other gender (not identifying as either male of female), BMI = body mass index, HIT-6 = 6-item headache impact test, NBQ = Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire, sd = standard deviation. * = t-test,  = Wilcoxon test