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Table 5 Demographic data for participants without neck pain and participants with neck pain occurrence during the 5-day follow-up

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

  Without neck pain during the follow-up
(n = 32)
(mean ± sd)
With at least one neck pain episode during the follow-up
(n = 77)
(mean ± sd)
Chi-square
(p-value)
T-test
or
Wilcoxon
(p-value)
Baseline variables
Gender (M: F: O) 14: 18: 0 25: 51: 1 0.455
Height (m) 1.69 ± 0.09 1.68 ± 0.09 0.622
Weight (kg) 71.92 ± 12.41 70.86 ± 16.43 0.316
BMI (kg/m2) 25.10 ± 3.45 24.91 ± 4.66 0.220
Age (years) 41.06 ± 12.49 35.56 ± 10.99 0.005
HIT-6 (/78) 45.19 ± 8.26 49.30 ± 9.56 0.003
NBQ (/70) 5.53 ± 6.02 15.68 ± 12.11 <  0.001
Baseline headache intensity 1.59 ± 2.08 2.47 ± 2.24 0.012
Baseline neck pain intensity 0.66 ± 1.31 2.99 ± 2.49 <  0.001
Baseline headache frequency 0.97 ± 1.51 1.88 ± 1.78 0.005
Baseline neck pain frequency 0.53 ± 1.37 3.22 ± 2.49 <  0.001
Home workstation
Yes (%) / No (%)
21.88 / 78.12 31.17 / 68.83 0.327
Baseline headset wearing
Yes (%) / No (%)
56.25 / 43.75 66.23 / 33.77 0.325
Follow-up variables
Follow-up headset wearing
Yes (%) / No (%)
50.00 / 50.00 63.64 / 36.36 0.186
Follow-up telecommuting hours 5.39 ± 2.24 5.35 ± 1.85 0.921*
Follow-up headset wearing hours 1.43 ± 2.38 1.35 ± 1.98 0.401
  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