Table 1: Descriptive statistics for the pooled population and job physical factors for the typical job on the right hand ().

Mean ± SD or (%)Min–max

Age (years)41.13 ± 11.3418.0–72.0
Female gender1096 (59.8%)
Body mass index (kg/m2)28.67 ± 6.4915.9–58.6
Never smoke tobacco1104 (60.2%)
Diabetes mellitus87 (4.7%)
Thyroid problems114 (6.2%)
Total duration (%)66.1 ± 22.40–100
Forceful duration (%)40.5 ± 31.30–100
Total exertions (per minute)22.2 ± 16.70–112.9
Forceful exertions (per minute)13.8 ± 15.70–111.3
Hand activity level rating3.4 ± 1.90–7.9
Overall force (Borg rating)2.3 ± 1.60–9
Peak force (Borg rating)2.7 ± 1.70–10
Strain Index 6.7 ± 9.90.3–117.0
TLV for HAL 0.64 ± 0.630.00–8.00