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Table 2 Study population characteristics, n = 155

From: Nerve conduction in relation to vibration exposure - a non-positive cohort study

Variable Median, (range) or number
  Exposed Unexposed
  All
(n = 116)
Formerly
(n = 70)
Currently
(n = 46)
(n = 39)
Age (years) 55 (37-75) 58 (37-75) 46 (38-64) 60 (41-74)
Height (cm) 179 (166-193) 180 (167-193) 178 (166-190) 178 (170-192)
Weight (kg) 86 (62-161) 86 (64-116) 86 (62-161) 80 (63-135)
Cigarettes smoker 24 14 10 3
Alcohol ≥ 14 units/week 8 4 4 2
Rheumatic disease 0 0 0 1
Thyroid disease 3 2 1 1
Nocturnal symptoms (numbness/tingling)     
Right hand 28 17 11 6
Left hand 29 19 10 7
Pain (wrist)     
Right hand 27 18 9 2
Left hand 20 14 6 4
Clumsiness (difficulties in button clothing)     
Right hand 29 20 9 4
Left hand 26 17 9 3