Table 3

Musculoskeletal complaints during the last twelve months among music academy and medical students specified by localization
Music academy students (n = 83) Medical students (n = 494) Difference (p)
Hand Right 14 (16.9%) 35 (7.1%) P = 0.003*
Left 7 (8.4%) 21 (4.3%) P = 0.101*
Wrist Right 14 (16.9%) 31 (6.3%) P = 0.001*
Left 13 (15.7%) 27 (5.5%) P = 0.001*
Elbow Right 2 (2.4%) 9 (1.8%) P = 0.717*
Left 6 (7.2%) 8 (1.6%) P = 0.002*
Shoulder Right 25 (30.1%) 42 (8.5%) P < 0.001*
Left 23 (27.7%) 32 (6.5%) P < 0.001*
Neck 38 (45.8%) 135 (27.3%) P = 0.001*
Upper back 16 (19.3%) 68 (13.8%) P = 0.188*
Lower back 33 (39.8%) 191 (39%) P = 0.860*
Knee Right 5 (6.0%) 74 (15.0%) P = 0.028*
Left 5 (6.0%) 61 (12.3%) P = 0.094*
Hip Right 2 (2.4%) 13 (2.6%) P = 0.906*
Left 3 (3.6%) 22 (4.5%) P = 0.728*
Ankle Right 2 (2.4%) 29 (5.9%) P = 0.196*
Left 3 (3.6%) 32 (6.5%) P = 0.312*
Foot Right 5 (6.0%) 19 (3.8%) P = 0.358*
Left 2 (2.4%) 15 (3.0%) P = 0.755*
Jaw 13 (15.7%) 31 (6.3%) P = 0.003*
Mouth 9 (10.8%) 10 (2.0%) P < 0.001*

* = Chi-squared Test.

Kok et al.

Kok et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-9

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