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Table 1 Correlation between referred pain and task, pain and age, pain and duration of task

From: Risk assessment of upper limbs repetitive movements in a fish industry

Pain Task Age [years] Duration of task [years]
Filleting Filleting/packaging Packaging < 30 30/39 ≥ 40 < 2 2/4 ≥ 4
Neck 17 3 11 7 9 15 13 8 10
Shoulders 20 4 12 11 10 15 20 7 9
Elbows 3 0 2 0 0 5 1 1 3
Wrists/hands 17 5 11 11 6 16 15 7 11
Dorsal region 13 2 8 7 4 12 11 6 6
Lumbar region 12 2 7 6 5 10 10 5 6
Hips/thighs 3 0 3 1 2 3 2 1 3
Knees 8 1 4 4 2 7 6 3 4
Ankles/feet 6 0 5 2 3 6 3 2 6
Total 28 7 13 15 12 21 25 8 15
Neck 60.7% 42.9% 84.6% 46.7% 75% 71.4% 52% 100% 66.7%
Shoulders 71.4% 57.1% 92.3% 73.3% 83.3% 71.4% 80% 87.5% 60%
Elbows 10.7% 0% 15.4% 0% 0% 23.8% 4% 12.5% 20%
Wrists/hands 60.7% 71.4% 84.6% 73.3% 50% 76.2% 60% 87.5% 73.3%
Dorsal region 46.4% 28.6% 61.5% 46.7% 33.3% 57.1% 44% 75% 40%
Lumbar region 42.9% 28.6% 53.9% 40% 41.7% 47.6% 40% 62.5% 40%
Hips/thighs 10.7% 0% 23.1% 6.7% 16.7% 14.3% 8% 12.5% 20%
Knees 28.6% 14.3% 30.8% 26.7% 16.7% 33.3% 24% 37.5% 26.7%
Ankles/feet 21.4% 0% 38.5% 13.3% 25% 28.6% 12% 25% 40%
Average 39.3% 27% 53.9% 36.3% 38% 47.1% 36% 55.6% 43%
  1. In italic are categories that complain most of painful symptoms, in particular it was calculated the average of workers who complain of symptoms for each category