Table 4

Multivariate relationships between physical characteristics and each type of neck/shoulder pain in males and females.

Gender

NSP variable

Physical characteristics associating with NSP (at P < 0.1)

Lowest 25% relative to IQROR, (95% CI)

Highest 25% relative to IQR,OR (95% CI)


Male

NSP ever

NDI

1.26 (0.87–1.83)

0.73 (0.50–1.1)*

back endurance

0.66 (0.46–0.97)**

0.82 (0.57–1.18)

NSP month

-

-

-

NSP chronic

throw

1.96 (0.87–4.45)

2.47 (1.22–5.00)**

shoulder stretch

10.30 (0.09–1.01)*

NA

NSP diagnosed

jump

0.75 ((0.27–2.07)

3.47 (1.55–7.74)***

MP

1.92 (0.70–5.30)

0.33 (0.12–0.94)**

PC

0.42 (0.19–0.95)**

0.69 (0.33–1.46)


Female

NSP ever

Abdominal curls

1.36 (0.94–1.97)

1.57 (1.07–2.311)**

throw

0.97 (0.66–1.42)

0.60 (0.40–0.90)**

shoulder stretch

10.54 (0.30–0.98)**

NA

NSP month

throw

1.27 (0.84–1.90)

0.53 (0.34–0.84)***

jump

0.61 (0.41–0.92)**

0.70 (0.46–1.06)*

BD

0.86 (0.58–1.26)

1.77 (1.18–2.65)***

PWC

0.751 (0.50–1.13)

0.61 (0.40–0.93)**

NSP chronic

-

-

-

NSP diagnosed

back endurance

2.12 (1.20–3.74)**

2.12 (1.18–3.83)**


*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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