Table 2

 Cumulative incidence and age adjusted odds ratios regarding neck pain in different sociodemographic groups among occupationally active men and women between ages 45–64 in the Malmö shoulder and neck study

MenWomen
NumberNumber of casesOne year cumulative incidence (%)Odds ratio (95% CI)NumberNumber of casesOne year cumulative incidence (%)Odds ratio (95% CI)
*Adjusted for age.
Age
45–49506265.11.0 (reference)4685010.71.0(reference)
50–54947586.11.20 (0.75, 1.94)851677.90.71 (0.49, 1.05)
55–59781496.31.24 (0.76, 2.02)643457.00.63 (0.41, 0.96)
60–64415256.01.18 (0.67, 2.08)308216.80.61 (0.36, 1.04)
Totals26491586.022701838.1
Country of origin
Sweden24101375.71.0 (reference)20941607.61.0 (reference)
Other238218.81.61 (0.99, 2.60)*1762313.11.83 (1.15, 2.92)*
Marital status
Married19441166.01.0 (reference)13721077.81.0 (reference)
Unmarried290144.80.79 (0.45, 1.41)*240145.80.70 (0.39, 1.25)*
Divorced363205.50.92 (0.56, 1.49)*5365510.31.35 (0.96, 1.90)*
Widowed52815.42.88 (1.32, 6.27)*12175.80.80 (0.36, 1.77)*
Educational level
>12 years705273.81.0 (reference)689517.41.0 (reference)
10–12 years953474.91.30 (0.80, 2.11)*918687.41.03 (0.71, 1.50)
<9 years990838.42.31 (1.48, 3.61)*662649.71.44 (0.98, 2.13)*
Occupational class
High level non-manual671345.11.0 (reference)357308.41.0 (reference)
Middle level non-manual593274.60.89 (0.53, 1.49)*496285.60.67 (0.39, 1.14)*
Low level non-manual408194.70.92 (0.52, 1.63)*766719.31.15 (0.74, 1.80)*
Skilled manual397399.82.04 (1.27, 3.29)*12564.80.57 (0.23, 1.42)*
Unskilled manual330257.61.53 (0.90, 2.61)*472459.51.20 (0.74, 1.95)*
Pain from other regions
No22801034.51.0 (reference)18481186.41.0 (reference)
Yes3695514.93.71 (2.62, 5.25)*4196515.52.73 (1.97, 3.77)*