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Table 2 Association of various variables with co-morbid symptom and disorder among subjects with myofascial neck pain (n = 3346)

From: Co morbidities of Myofascial Neck Pain among Information Technology Professionals

Variable Co-morbid symptom Co-morbid disorder
Low back pain Shoulder pain Forearm & wrist pain TOSф FMS
n (%) p-value* n (%) p-value* n (%) p-value* n (%) p-value* n (%) p-value*
Gender           
Male (n = 2276) 1064 (47) 0.75 921 (41) 0.47 553 (24) 0.34 913 (40) 0.005# 378 (17) 1.7E-05#
Female (n = 1070) 494 (46) 447 (42) 244 (23) 484 (45) 244 (23)
Age group           
<25 years (n = 362) 184 (51) 0.004# 156 (43) 0.6 65 (17) 0.005# 104 (28) 0.00# 50 (13) 0.014
25 to 35 (n = 2398) 1126 (47) 975 (41) 564 (24) 1013 (42) 440 (18)
36 to 45 (n = 526) 218 (41) 204 (38) 145 (27) 236 (44) 119 (22)
46 to 55 (n = 55) 16 (29) 24 (44) 16 (29) 28 (51) 7 (13)
>56 years (n = 5) 2 (40) 1(20) 3 (60) 3 (60) 1 (20)
Computer work/day           
< 8 hours (n = 310) 61(20) 0.00# 134 (43) 0.00# 29 (9.4) 0.00# 52 (17) 0.00# 18 (6) 0.00#
8 to 12 hours (n = 2726) 1262 (46) 1105 (41) 658 (24) 1206 (43) 533 (19)
>12 hours (n = 310) 204 (66) 186 (60) 73 (25) 90 (29) 31(10)
Computer used           
Desktop (n = 1170) 677(58) 0.00# 625 (53) 0.00# 255 (22) 0.1 353(30) 0.00# 107 (10) 0.00#
Laptop (n = 1396) 629 (45) 589 (42) 342 (25) 596 (43) 282 (20)
Both (n = 780) 252 (32) 154 (20) 200 (26) 448 (57) 233 (30)
  1. ф- Thoracic outlet syndrome.
  2. Ὼ- Fibromyalgia syndrome.
  3. *- Calculated using the Chi square test.
  4. #- Variables with significant association.