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Table 3 Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders by presumptive diagnosis of doctors

From: Evaluation of the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms, presumptive diagnosis, medical care use, and sick leave among female school meal service workers

Presumptive diagnosis Total
(of 1581)
Age, n (%) Subjective physical loading, n (%)
< 50 years ≥50 years Low Hard Very hard
Myofascial syndrome 241 (15.2) 91 (15.4) 150 (15.2) 11 (4.4) 99 (15.2) 131 (19.4)*
Finger joint osteoarthritis 233 (14.7) 62 (10.5) 171 (17.3) 17 (6.7) 80 (12.3) 136 (20.1)*
Elbow epicondylitis 171 (10.8) 58 (9.8) 113 (11.4) 3 (1.2) 71 (10.9) 97 (14.3)*
Rotator cuff syndrome 141 (8.9) 39 (6.6) 102 (10.3) 67 (9.9) 62 (9.5) 11 (4.4)*
Carpal tunnel syndrome 100 (6.3) 39 (6.6) 61 (6.2) 3 (1.2) 38 (5.8) 59 (8.7)*
Finger tenosynovitis 62 (3.9) 28 (4.7) 34 (3.4) 2 (0.8) 34 (5.2) 26 (3.8)
Lumbar radiculopathy 34 (2.2) 10 (1.7) 24 (2.4) 1 (0.4) 11 (1.7) 22 (3.3)
Cervical radiculopathy 29 (1.8) 8 (1.4) 21 (2.1) 3 (1.2) 10 (1.5) 16 (2.4)
Knee osteoarthritis 24 (1.5) 5 (0.8) 19 (1.9) 1 (0.4) 11 (1.7) 12 (1.8)
  1. *p < 0.01 by chi-squared test