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Table 3 Description of Danish children aged 8 to 16 years during school year 1. Reported by pain group. Pain was defined as at least three pain weeks from a body region during a school year

From: Musculoskeletal pain distribution in 1,000 Danish schoolchildren aged 8–16 years

Pain site(s) Proportion
% (95%CI)
Age
Years (SD)
Sex
% female
Weeks with pain
% (95%CI)
Number of episodes (95%CI) Length of episodes
Weeks (95%CI)
No pain (n = 598) 60.9 (57.0; 63.9) 10.6 (1.4) 48.5 0 0 -
SP only (n = 69) 7.0 (5.6; 8.8) 11.1 (1.4) 72.5 25.0 (19.3; 30.8) 2.4 (2.1; 2.8) 4.5 (3.4; 5.6)
UEP only (n = 20) 2.0 (1.3; 3.1) 11.1 (1.3) 60.0 18.7 (14.5; 22.8) 2.6 (1.8; 3.4) 3.2 (2.4; 4.0)
LEP only (n = 236) 24.0 (21.5; 26.8) 10.8 (1.3) 52.5 33.8 (30.7; 36.8) 3.6 (3.3; 3.9) 4.1 (3.8; 4.5)
 SP+UEP (n = 2) 0.2 (0.1; 0.8) 10.5 (0.7) 0 58.0 (-)   
  SP     54.5 (-) 2 (-) 12 (-)
  UEP     22.7 (-) 2 (-) 5 (-)
 SP+LEP (n = 36) 3.7 (2.7; 5.0) 11.1 (1.2) 55.6 51.3 (43.5; 59.1)   
  SP     31.9 (23.4; 40.3) 3.3 (2.6; 3.9) 4.3 (3.6; 4.8)
  LEP     30.4 (23.0; 37.9) 4.1 (3.6; 4.8) 3.3 (2.5; 4.1)
 UEP+LEP (n = 14) 1.4 (0.8; 2.4) 10.5 (1.3) 78.6 48.1 (37.1; 59.1)   
  UEP     16.6 (12.1; 21.0) 1.9 (1.4; 2.4) 3.9 (2.7; 5.2)
  LEP     35.6 (23.7; 47.6) 4.0 (2.9; 5.1) 3.9 (2.6; 5.2)
 SP+UEP+LEP (n = 7) 0.7 (0.3; 1.5) 11.1 (1.2) 71.4 75.0 (60.8; 89.1)   
  SP     38.0 (9.3; 66.7) 4.3 (2.7; 5.9) 3.9 (2.1; 5.7)
  UEP     19.5 (10.5; 28.6) 3.0 (1.4; 4.6) 2.9 (2.1; 3.6)
  LEP     30.8 (9.3; 52.2) 3.7 (2.7; 4.7) 3.6 (1.1; 6.2)
  1. SP spinal pain, LEP lower extremity pain, UEP Upper extremity pain, CI confidence interval, SD standard deviation