Table 5

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

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

50%

52%

52%

0.658

0.93

0.66

1.3

0.955

0.99

0.7

1.41

weight

51%

53%

51%

0.681

0.93

0.66

1.31

0.564

0.9

0.64

1.28

Body comp

BMI

54%

52%

49%

0.617

1.09

0.77

1.54

0.501

0.89

0.63

1.26

waist circ.

51%

52%

52%

0.779

0.95

0.68

1.34

0.979

1

0.7

1.41

arm circ.

52%

53%

48%

0.800

0.96

0.69

1.33

0.302

0.82

0.57

1.19

Aerobic

PWC 170

50%

55%

48%

0.314

0.83

0.58

1.19

0.136

0.76

0.53

1.09

Muscle performance

back end.

51%

51%

55%

0.878

0.97

0.69

1.38

0.389

1.17

0.82

1.65

curls

54%

48%

56%

0.181

1.26

0.9

1.78

0.091

1.36

0.95

1.94

jump

47%

55%

51%

0.069

0.73

0.52

1.03

0.351

0.85

0.6

1.2

throw

54%

54%

44%

0.988

1

0.71

1.41

0.039*

0.68

0.47

0.98

hand strength

51%

51%

55%

0.975

1.01

0.72

1.41

0.312

1.2

0.84

1.71

Flexibility

sh stretch 1

40%

53%

0.074

0.60

0.34

1.05

Motor competence

NDI

48%

54%

53%

0.137

0.77

0.55

1.09

0.848

0.97

0.68

1.37

PC

47%

55%

52%

0.079

0.75

0.54

1.03

0.617

0.9

0.6

1.35

MP

49%

56%

48%

0.118

0.77

0.55

1.07

0.080

0.73

0.51

1.04

KI

51%

52%

55%

0.840

0.97

0.69

1.35

0.583

1.12

0.75

1.65

BD

50%

51%

57%

0.975

1

0.72

1.38

0.163

1.29

0.9

1.85


NSP month

Anthropom

height

35%

35%

34%

0.951

0.99

0.69

1.41

0.723

0.94

0.65

1.35

weight

36%

34%

34%

0.701

1.07

0.75

1.53

0.923

0.98

0.68

1.41

Body comp

BMI

37%

35%

31%

0.567

1.11

0.78

1.59

0.431

0.86

0.6

1.25

waist circ.

37%

34%

32%

0.419

1.16

0.81

1.66

0.723

0.94

0.65

1.36

Arm circ.

38%

25%

31%

0.476

1.13

0.81

1.59

0.347

0.83

0.56

1.23

Aerobic

PWC 170

34%

38%

29%

0.331

0.83

0.57

1.21

0.031*

0.65

0.44

0.96

Muscle performance

back end.

34%

35%

34%

0.798

0.95

0.66

1.37

0.711

0.93

0.65

1.35

curls

33%

34%

37%

0.833

0.96

0.67

1.38

0.464

1.15

0.79

1.66

jump

31%

40%

30%

0.033*

0.68

0.47

0.97

0.024*

0.65

0.45

0.95

throw

38%

36%

28%

0.605

1.1

0.77

1.56

0.052

0.67

0.45

1

hand strength

33%

36%

35%

0.445

0.87

0.61

1.24

0.803

0.95

0.66

1.38

Flexibility

Sh stretch 1

31%

35%

0.574

0.85

0.47

1.66

Motor competence

NDI

30%

35%

39%

0.285

0.82

0.57

1.18

0.272

1.22

0.85

1.76

PC

30%

36%

38%

0.075

0.73

0.52

1.03

0.725

1.08

0.71

1.63

MP

35%

36%

31%

0.689

0.93

0.66

1.32

0.240

0.8

0.54

1.17

KI

31%

36%

38%

0.275

0.82

0.57

1.17

0.655

1.1

0.73

1.64

BD

31%

33%

44%

0.594

0.91

0.64

1.29

0.008**

1.64

1.14

2.37


NSP chronic

Anthropom

height

11%

9%

9%

0.517

1.2

0.69

2.1

0.941

0.98

0.53

1.8

weight

12%

9%

9%

0.183

1.46

0.84

2.53

0.772

1.09

0.6

1.99

Body comp

BMI

12%

8%

10%

0.091

1.63

0.93

2.86

0.323

1.35

0.75

2.43

waist circ.

11%

9%

11%

0.350

1.32

0.74

2.33

0.282

1.37

0.77

2.44

arm circ.

12%

9%

10%

0.237

1.38

0.81

2.37

0.553

1.21

0.65

2.26

Muscle performance

PWC 170

9%

10%

11%

0.576

0.84

0.45

1.55

0.929

1.03

0.57

1.84

back end.

10%

9%

10%

0.604

1.17

0.65

2.09

0.800

1.08

0.59

1.97

curls

12%

8%

9%

0.177

1.48

0.84

2.61

0.785

1.09

0.58

2.05

jump

9%

11%

9%

0.410

0.78

0.44

1.4

0.415

0.78

0.42

1.43

throw

10%

10%

10%

0.943

1.02

0.57

1.82

0.842

1.06

0.58

1.97

hand strength

13%

7%

11%

0.032*

1.85

1.05

3.25

0.114

1.62

0.89

2.95

Flexibility

sh stretch 1

7%

10%

0.572

0.74

0.26

2.13

Motor competence

NDI

11%

10%

8%

0.617

1.15

0.66

2.02

0.654

0.87

0.47

1.61

PC

8%

10%

11%

0.362

0.77

0.43

1.36

0.665

1.15

0.61

2.18

MP

11%

10%

8%

0.770

1.09

0.63

1.88

0.477

0.79

0.42

1.51

KI

9%

11%

7%

0.389

0.78

0.43

1.38

0.186

0.61

0.29

1.27

BD

11%

9%

9%

0.398

1.27

0.73

2.18

0.840

1.07

0.58

1.98


NSP diagnosed

Anthropom

height

6%

8%

8%

0.429

0.76

0.38

1.52

0.994

1.00

0.51

1.94

weight

7%

7%

7%

0.800

0.92

0.46

1.81

0.980

0.99

0.51

1.93

Body comp

BMI

8%

7%

7%

0.551

1.22

0.63

2.38

0.725

1.13

0.57

2.23

waist circ.

8%

7%

7%

0.854

1.07

0.55

2.07

0.785

0.91

0.45

1.83

arm circ.

8%

7%

7%

0.516

1.23

0.66

2.30

0.901

1.05

0.50

2.18

Muscle performance

PWC 170

5%

8%

7%

0.226

0.62

0.29

1.34

0.791

0.91

0.46

1.81

back end.

9%

6%

8%

0.109

1.71

0.89

3.29

0.275

1.47

0.74

2.92

curls

5%

6%

10%

0.520

0.78

0.37

1.67

0.167

1.58

0.83

3.03

jump

5%

8%

7%

0.196

0.63

0.31

1.27

0.433

0.76

0.38

1.51

throw

7%

7%

8%

0.695

1.14

0.58

2.25

0.460

1.30

0.65

2.60

hand strength

6%

7%

8%

0.467

0.77

0.38

1.56

0.754

1.11

0.58

2.15

Flexibility

sh stretch 1

11%

7%

0.220

1.78

0.71

4.32

Motor competence

NDI

7%

8%

6%

0.547

0.81

0.41

1.60

0.400

0.74

0.36

1.51

PC

6%

7%

10%

0.555

0.82

0.42

1.60

0.272

1.49

0.73

3.01

MP

6%

7%

8%

0.675

0.86

0.43

1.72

0.656

1.17

0.59

2.29

KI

6%

8%

6%

0.441

0.77

0.39

1.51

0.510

0.77

0.35

1.70

BD

8%

7%

7%

0.536

1.22

0.65

2.32

0.695

1.15

0.57

2.33


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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