Table 3

 Prevalence of dominant sided shoulder complaints and disorders according to occupational group; total study population (n = 1886)

OutcomeMachinists n = 529Car mechanics n = 599House painters n = 758
*Functional measures were incomplete for 13 shoulders.
At least moderately troubled by shoulder pain or discomfort during the previous 12 months15.6%16.8%31.8%
Shoulder pain without disability*10.1%11.0%18.8%
Shoulder pain with disability*4.4%5.7%12.4%
Supraspinatus tendinitis2.0%1.4%4.4%