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Table 4 Disability and work loss among subjects with musculoskeletal conditions, cross-sectional national survey in Bangladesh, 2015a

From: Prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions and related disabilities in Bangladeshi adults: a cross-sectional national survey

Disability indices Men (n = 225) Women (n = 336) Both, (n = 561)
B-HAQ-DIb score, mean 0.56 (0.47–0.65) 0.68 (0.61–0.76) 0.63 (0.56–0.71)
Disability (B-HAQ-DI Score ≥ 0.8)c, % 19.1 (14.2–24.9) 28.6 (23.9–33.8) 24.8 (21.3–28.6)
Any work loss (last 12 months), % 27.1 (21.7–33.3) 22.6 (18.5–27.4) 24.4 (21.0–28.1)
Duration of work loss (last 12 months)d, mean 14.7 (6.8–22.6) 9.7 (3.8–15.6) 11.7 (7.4–16.1)
  1. aResults in the parentheses are 95% confidence intervals; None of the results are significantly different between sexes as indicated by overlapping confidence intervals;
  2. bB-HAQ-DI indicates Bengali version of the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index
  3. cThe cut-off point is according to Rosana Quintana (2016) [36]
  4. dNumber of days the incumbent had to stop working because of pain and related problems