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Table 2 A multivariable logistic regression analysis of the various risk factors for reported MSD

From: Musculoskeletal disorder risk factors among nursing professionals in low resource settings: a cross-sectional study in Uganda

Factor Odds ratio AdjOR 95% CI AdjOR
Age 1.05 1.00 0.94-1.08
Sex 0.47 0.71 0.35-1.43
Married 1.69 1.24 0.70-2.17
Number of children 1.16 1.13 0.93-1.37
Alcohol consumption 0.82 0.48 0.26-0.87
Smoking 0.54 0.06 0.01-0.53
Number or hours worked per week 0.99 1.00 0.98-1.01
Career duration 1.05 1.03 0.96-1.11
Pushing/pulling loads > 20 kg 1.47 1.31 0.75-2.28
Often work slightly bent posture 2.28 2.25 1.20-4.26
Often work in heavily bent posture 1.34 0.43 0.20-0.96
Slightly twisted posture for long 2.07 1.97 1.03-3.77
Bent and twisted posture 2.02 1.73 0.75-4.02
Mental exhaustion 2.22 2.05 1.17-3.58
Work hindered by the absence of others 1.20 0.71 0.47-1.28
Supervision of other 1.81 1.36 0.77-2.41
Having part time jobs 0.93 0.50 0.22-1.16
Being absent for more than 6 months 5.91 4.35 1.44-13.08
Normal breaks sufficient 0.46 0.66 0.36-1.21
Feeling rested after the breaks 0.85 2.09 1.16-3.76
Work conditions affect private life 1.38 1.27 0.74-2.21
Manually handling patients 1.29 1.12 0.52-2.42
  1. Items in bold remained significant after adjustment (p < 0.05).