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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants (n = 70)

From: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities Due to Extensive Usage of Hand Held Devices

Variable N %
Gender   
Male 55 78.6
Female 15 21.4
Age group   
< 14 years 1 1.4
14 to 25 years 2 2.85
26 to 40 years 38 54.2
41 to 56 years 29 41.4
Hand Dominance   
Right 62 88.6
Left 5 11.4
Hours of Mobile Usage/day   
< 2 hours 7 10
2 to 3 hours 32 45.71
3 to 4 hours 21 30
> 4 hours 10 1.43
Type of Handheld device   
Blackberry 37 52.85
Other Smartphone 13 10
Ordinary phone 9 18.57
iPhone 7 12.85
Gaming device 4 5.7
Predominant type of usage   
Text messaging 56 80
E mail 44 63
Games 21 30
Social networking 21 30
Internet surfing 24 34