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Table 1 The baseline characteristics of the participants (n = 229)

From: Occupational factors and low back pain: a cross-sectional study of Bangladeshi female nurses

Variables Categories LBP for ≥1 day (n = 167, 72.9%) Chronic LBP (n = 73, 31.9%) Intense pain (n = 56, 24.5%) Seeking medical care (n = 83, 36.2%)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tertiary hospital Private (105) 67 (63.8%) 14 (13.3%) 10 (9.5%) 30 (28.6%)
Public (124) 100 (80.7%) 59 (47.6%) 46 (37.1%) 53 (43.7%)
Designation Head nurse (55) 17 (30.9%) 9 (16.4%) 8 (14.6%) 12 (21.8%)
Ordinary nurse (174) 150 (86.2%) 64 (36.8%) 52 (29.89%) 71 (40.8%)
Marital status Single (60) 38 (63.3%) 8 (13.3%) 4 (6.66%) 15 (25.00%)
Married (169) 129 (76.3%) 65 (38.6%) 52 (30.7%) 68 (40.3%)
Parity No (92) 55 (59.8%) 17 (18.5%) 6 (6.5%) 24 (26.1%)
Yes (137) 112 (81.8%) 56 (40.9%) 50 (36.5%) 59 (43.1%)
Family income <25,000 TK (38) 28 (73.68%) 13(34.2%) 8 (21.1%) 12 (31.9%)
25,000–35,000 TK (84) 58 (69.1%) 21 (25.0%) 12 (14.3%) 26 (30.9%)
>35,000 TK (107) 81 (75.7%) 39 (36.5%) 22 (20.6%) 45 (42.1%)
Duration of working <5 years (143) 102 (71.3%) 40 (27.9%) 31 (21.7%) 48 (33.6%)
5–10 years (39) 24 (61.4%) 4 (10.3%) 3 (7.7%) 10 (25.6%)
>10 years (47) 41 (87.3%) 29 (61.7%) 22 (46.8%) 25 (53.2%)
Weekly working hours Overtime (93) 76 (81.7%) 37 (39.8%) 21 (22.6%) 42 (45.2%)
Regular (136) 91 (66.9%) 36 (26.5%) 35 (25.7%) 41 (30.2%)
Prolong standing 1–2 h (128) 86 (67.2%) 29 (22.7%) 25 (19.5%) 38 (29.7%)
2–3 h (101) 81 (80.2%) 44 (43.6%) 31 (30.7%) 45 (44.6%)
Manual lifting Yes (176) 127 (72.2%) 60 (34.1%) 49 (27.8%) 67 (38.1%)
No (53) 40 (7.5%) 13 (24.5%) 7 (13.2%) 16 (30.2%)
Supporting staff Yes (94) 44 (47.3%) 15 (16.2%) 13 (14.0%) 21 (22.6%)
No (135) 122 (90.4%) 58 (43.0%) 43 (31.9%) 62 (45.9%)
Physical exercise Yes (36) 26 (72.2%) 10 (27.8%) 8 (22.2%) 9 (25.0%)
No (193) 141 (73.1%) 58 (30.1%) 48 (24.8%) 74 (38.3%)
Sleeping hours <6 h (118) 96 (81.4%) 53 (44.9%) 40 (33.9%) 55 (46.6%)
≥6 h (111) 71 (64.0%) 20 (18.0%) 16 (14.4%) 28 (25.2%)
Job satisfaction Strongly agree (47) 38 (80.9%) 21 (44.7%) 18 (38.3%) 22 (46.8%)
Agree (123) 92 (74.8%) 44 (35.7%) 30 (24.4%) 45 (36.6 s %)
Neither (59) 37 (62.7%) 8 (13.6%) 8 (13.6%) 16 (27.1%)