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Table 7 Prevalence of adverse health manifestations among 60 young carpenters (≤ 30 years old)

From: Adverse health manifestations in the hands of vibration exposed carpenters - a cross sectional study

  N (%)
Symptoms
Negative neural manifestations
  Impaired perception of touch 5 (8)
  Impaired perception of cold 3 (5)
  Impaired perception of warmth 3 (5)
  Tendency to drop things 6 (10)
  Difficulty buttoning clothes 2 (3)
Positive neural manifestations
  Increased sensation of cold 17 (28)
  Numbness or tingling 10 (17)
Provoked manifestations
  White fingers at cold or dampness 1 (2)
  Pain in hands when cold 15 (25)
Musculoskeletal findings
  Hand/elbow pain 16 (27)
  Neck/shoulder pain 18 (30)
Clinical findings
 Impaired perception of touch 5 (8)
 Impaired perception of cold 3 (5)
 Impaired perception of warmth 2 (3)
 Increased 2PD 3 (5)
 Increased VPT at 125 Hz 5 (8)
 Increased VPT at 250 Hz 11 (18)
 Increased VPT at 125 & 250 Hz 12 (20)
Clinical conditions
 Carpal tunnel syndrome 2 (3)
Neurosensory affection 7 (12)