Table 1

Number of male and female computer users who developed and did not develop neck pain during follow up, grouped by the different risk factors

Risk factorNeck pain during follow up
Men (n = 344)Women (n = 327)
No (n = 268)Yes (n = 76)No (n = 224)Yes (n = 103)
Muscular tension
    Low95206116
    Medium1172910654
    High51235532
Job strain
    Low100204415
    Medium1224211754
    High39125332
Physical exposure
    Low1694510335
    Medium65206340
    High28114322
Age
    Young (18–34)75234914
    Middle (35–44)66264924
    Old (⩾45)1272712665