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Table 1 Sociodemographic and health characteristics of 470 office workers from 12 different companies in Kuwait City collected in June/July 2008

From: Prevalence and risk factors associated with self-reported carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) among office workers in Kuwait

Characteristics Total for Item N (%)
Gender 466  
 Male   259 (55.6)
 Female   207 (44.4)
Age group (years) 466  
 20–30   283 (60.7)
 31–40   111 (23.8)
 41–50   55 (11.8)
 51+   17 (3.7)
Marital status 467  
 Married   239 (51.2)
 Single   210 (45.0)
 Divorced/widowed   18 (3.9)
Work type 452  
 Professional/white collar   444 (98.2)
 Labor   8 (1.8)
Body mass index (BMI) 432  
 Underweight (BMI: < 18.5)   8 (1.9)
 Normal (BMI: 18.5 - < 25)   162 (37.5)
 Overweight (BMI: 25 - < 30)   172 (39.8)
 Obese (BMI: 30+)   90 (20.8)
Self-rated health 413  
 Excellent/very good   174 (42.1)
 Good   164 (39.7)
 Fair/poor   75 (18.2)
Previous wrist injury 413  
 Yes   84 (20.3)
 No   329 (79.7)
Computer Use 397  
 None   8 (2.0)
 < 3 hours per day   115 (29.0)
 > 3 hours per day   274 (69.0)
Number of comorbidities 381  
 0   247 (64.8)
 1   75 (19.7)
 2   35 (9.2)
 3+   24 (6.3)
Exercise frequency 369  
 0 hour/week   134 (37.7)
 1 hour/week   114 (30.9)
 ≥2 hours/week   116 (31.4)
Smoking status 362  
 Yes   96 (26.5)
 No   266 (73.5)