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Table 1 General characteristics of the study subjects

From: Comparison of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms between male cameramen and male office workers

  Total Cameramen Office worker P value
No. of participants (%) 293(100) 129(44.0) 164(56.0)  
Age, years (mean ± SD) 44.44 ± 7.48 45.23 ± 7.28 43.82 ± 7.61 0.110*
Tenure, years (mean ± SD) 16.35 ± 8.64 18.01 ± 7.98 15.04 ± 8.93 0.003*
Working hours/day (mean ± SD) 9.37 ± 2.39 10.42 ± 3.18 8.54 ± 0.87 < 0.001*
Marital status (%)   0.358**
 Single 33(11.3) 17(13.2) 16(9.8)  
 Married 260(88.7) 112(86.8) 148(90.2)
Traumatic history (%)   0.479**
 Yes 134(45.7) 56(43.4) 78(47.6)  
 No 159(54.3) 73(56.6) 86(52.4)
Regular Exercise (%)   0.308**
 Yes 43(14.7) 22(17.1) 21(12.8)  
 No 250(85.3) 107(82.9) 143(87.2)
House labor/day (%)   0.284**
  < 1 Hour 230(78.5) 105(81.4) 125(76.2)  
 1 Hour ≤ 63(21.5) 24(18.6) 39(23.8)
WRMD symptom (%)   < 0.001**
 Yes 148(50.5) 90(69.8) 58(35.4)  
 No 145(49.5) 39(30.2) 106(64.6)
  1. SD standard deviation, WRMD work-related musculoskeletal disorder
  2. *P value by independent t-test
  3. **P value by Chi-square test