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Table 3 Perceived physical discomfort from ergonomic work factors

From: Work-related musculoskeletal discomfort of dairy farmers and employed workers

Ergonomic work factor Dairy Farmers Employed Dairy Farm Workers
  Male and female (n = 66) Male (n = 41) Female (n = 25) Male and female (n = 37) Male (n = 19) Female (n = 18)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Lifting heavy objects 11 (17) 7 (17) 4 (16) 10 (27) 3 (16) 7 (39)
Awkward working positions 5 (8) 4 (10) 1 (4) 7 (19) 3 (16) 4 (22)
Repetitive and monotonous work 24 (36) 15 (37) 9 (36) 12 (32) 3 (16) 9 (50) [a1]
  1. Descriptive values [number (n), percent (%) and significance] are listed according to employment and gender.
  2. [a] Denotes significant difference between male and female workers.
  3. 1) Denotes significance level p < 0.05.