Table 3

Univariate relationship between physical characteristics and neck/shoulder pain in males.

Variable group

Physical variable

% with pain in each group

Log Regression Lowest 25% relative to IQR

Log Regression Highest 25% relative to IQR

low Q

IQR

high Q

p

OR

CI

p

OR

CI


NSP ever

Anthropom

height

42%

40%

45%

0.635

1.08

0.78

1.52

0.235

1.24

0.87

1.76

weight

42%

41%

44%

0.870

1.03

0.73

1.45

0.567

1.14

0.81

1.60

Body comp

BMI

45%

40%

43%

0.198

1.25

0.89

1.76

0.472

1.13

0.81

1.60

waist circ.

43%

42%

42%

0.808

1.04

0.74

1.46

0.910

1.02

0.72

1.44

arm circ.

42%

41%

44%

0.792

1.05

0.75

1.46

0.409

1.16

0.82

1.63

Aerobic

PWC 170

42%

42%

42%

0.893

1.02

0.72

1.45

0.972

1.01

0.71

1.43

Muscle performance

back end.

38%

45%

41%

0.127

0.77

0.54

1.08

0.390

0.86

0.61

1.22

curls

43%

41%

42%

0.513

1.12

0.80

1.58

0.690

1.07

0.76

1.52

jump

44%

41%

41%

0.509

1.12

0.80

1.58

0.935

1.02

0.72

1.44

throw

40%

43%

40%

0.497

0.89

0.63

1.25

0.388

0.86

0.61

1.21

hand strength

39%

43%

43%

0.370

0.86

0.61

1.20

0.925

1.02

0.72

1.44

Flexibility

sh stretch 1

34%

43%

0.083

0.70

0.47

1.04

Motor competence

NDI

45%

43%

36%

0.523

1.12

0.80

1.57

0.148

0.77

0.54

1.10

PC

43%

42%

40%

0.759

1.05

0.75

1.48

0.661

0.93

0.65

1.31

MP

41%

44%

37%

0.427

0.87

0.62

1.22

0.179

0.76

0.51

1.13

KI

45%

40%

42%

0.208

1.23

0.89

1.71

0.751

1.06

0.73

1.56

BD

44%

42%

38%

0.603

1.08

0.80

1.47

0.504

0.87

0.58

1.31


NSP month

Anthropom

height

21%

21%

30%

0.894

1.03

0.69

1.54

0.010**

1.69

1.13

2.50

weight

19%

23%

27%

0.217

0.77

0.50

1.17

0.251

1.25

0.85

1.85

Body comp

BMI

22%

23%

24%

0.850

0.96

0.65

1.44

0.709

0.92

0.58

1.46

waist circ.

20%

23%

25%

0.356

0.83

0.55

1.24

0.656

1.09

0.74

1.63

arm circ.

19%

25%

24%

0.100

0.71

0.48

1.07

0.805

0.95

0.64

1.42

Aerobic

PWC 170

21%

23%

24%

0.747

0.93

0.61

1.42

0.751

1.07

0.71

1.61

Muscle performance

back end.

20%

25%

21%

0.104

0.71

0.47

1.07

0.225

0.78

0.51

1.17

curls

25%

20%

25%

0.139

1.36

0.91

0.20

0.150

1.35

0.90

2.02

jump

23%

23%

23%

0.882

1.03

0.69

1.54

0.935

1.02

0.68

1.53

throw

21%

24%

22%

0.335

0.82

0.54

1.23

0.602

0.90

0.60

1.34

hand strength

18%

24%

26%

0.112

0.72

0.47

1.08

0.638

1.10

0.74

1.63

Flexibility

sh stretch 1

19%

23%

0.275

0.76

0.47

1.23

Motor competence

NDI

25%

23%

20%

0.598

1.11

0.75

1.65

0.447

0.85

0.56

1.29

PC

21%

25%

20%

0.268

0.80

0.53

1.19

0.152

0.74

0.49

1.12

MP

20%

25%

20%

0.163

0.75

0.50

1.12

0.254

0.76

0.47

1.22

KI

24%

23%

22%

0.765

1.06

0.72

1.56

0.753

0.93

0.59

1.46

BD

24%

23%

22%

0.835

1.04

0.73

1.49

0.805

0.94

0.58

1.52


NSP chronic

Anthropom

height

6%

6%

9%

0.937

0.97

0.49

1.93

0.254

1.46

0.76

2.79

weight

3%

8%

8%

0.050*

0.43

0.19

1.00

0.724

1.12

0.60

2.07

Body comp

BMI

6%

7%

7%

0.740

0.89

0.45

1.76

0.799

0.92

0.47

1.80

waist circ.

7%

7%

7%

0.958

1.02

0.52

1.99

0.798

1.09

0.56

2.13

arm circ.

4%

9%

7%

0.028*

0.43

0.20

0.91

0.357

0.73

0.38

1.42

Muscle performance

PWC 170

6%

8%

6%

0.369

0.72

0.35

1.47

0.361

0.72

0.35

1.46

back end.

7%

6%

9%

0.453

1.29

0.66

2.54

0.183

1.56

0.81

2.99

curls

7%

6%

8%

0.759

1.12

0.56

2.24

0.297

1.42

0.74

2.74

jump

7%

7%

7%

0.893

0.96

0.49

1.88

0.952

1.02

0.52

2.01

throw

6%

5%

10%

0.394

1.37

0.66

2.84

0.010**

2.33

1.22

4.44

hand strength

5%

6%

10%

0.398

0.72

0.34

1.53

0.084

1.72

0.93

3.18

Flexibility

sh stretch 1

3%

8%

0.054

0.31

0.09

1.02

Motor competence

NDI

8%

5%

10%

0.117

1.73

0.87

3.45

0.025*

2.13

1.10

4.12

PC

6%

8%

6%

0.384

0.74

0.37

1.47

0.491

0.79

0.39

1.56

MP

6%

6%

10%

0.877

0.95

0.48

1.89

0.144

1.66

0.84

3.29

KI

7%

6%

8%

0.956

1.02

0.53

1.97

0.614

1.20

0.59

2.48

BD

8%

6%

4%

0.317

1.34

0.75

2.39

0.255

0.57

0.21

1.51


NSP Diag

Anthropom

height

8%

7%

7%

0.690

1.14

0.60

2.17

0.991

1.00

0.50

2.03

weight

4%

7%

9%

0.110

0.52

0.23

1.16

0.587

1.19

0.64

2.21

Body comp

BMI

6%

7%

8%

0.628

0.84

0.42

1.69

0.765

1.10

0.58

2.12

waist

7%

6%

9%

0.870

1.06

0.53

2.12

0.210

1.51

0.79

2.86

arm

5%

7%

9%

0.433

0.75

0.37

1.53

0.440

1.29

0.68

2.43

Muscle performance

PWC 170

9%

6%

6%

0.300

1.41

0.74

2.69

0.793

0.91

0.43

1.89

BE

7%

7%

7%

0.985

1.01

0.52

1.97

0.920

0.97

0.49

1.92

Curls

6%

6%

8%

0.934

0.97

0.48

1.98

0.462

1.28

0.66

2.50

Jump

8%

6%

9%

0.338

1.39

0.71

2.73

0.087

1.77

0.92

3.40

BT

5%

6%

9%

0.647

0.84

0.41

1.75

0.314

1.39

0.73

2.64

HS

6%

8%

5%

0.319

0.71

0.37

1.39

0.226

0.64

0.31

1.32

Flexibility

sh stretch 1

8%

7%

0.489

1.29

0.63

2.63

Motor competence

NDI

9%

6%

7%

0.230

1.49

0.78

2.86

0.497

1.27

0.64

2.53

PC

5%

8%

5%

0.150

0.60

0.30

1.21

0.174

0.60

0.29

1.25

MP

9%

7%

5%

0.444

1.27

0.69

2.35

0.446

0.71

0.29

1.73

KI

7%

6%

9%

0.663

1.16

0.60

2.22

0.318

1.44

0.71

2.91

BD

8%

7%

3%

0.572

1.18

0.67

2.09

0.110

0.42

0.14

1.22


OR = Odds Ratio, 95%CI = 95% confidence interval, IQR = interquartile range, BMI = body mass index, PWC = physical work capacity, SS = shoulder stretch (L), NDI = neurodevelopmental index, PC = persistent control, MP = muscle power, KI = kinesthetic integration, BD = bimanual dexterity. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01

*P < 0.1, **P < 0.05, ***P < 0.01. OR = Odds Ratio, 95%CI = 95% confidence interval, IQR = interquartile range, NDI = neurodevelopmental index, MP = muscle power, PC = persistent control, BD = bimanual dexterity, PWC = Physical Work Capacity.

1 group unable to do stretch is compared to group able to do stretch.

Perry et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:290   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-290

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