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Table 5 Symptom prevalence and posture adopted during device usage, by device type

From: Musculoskeletal symptoms among adult smartphone and tablet device users: a retrospective study

Adopted posture Smartphone user symptom prevalence (of n) Tablet user symptom prevalence (of n)
Sitting 55.8% (of 165) 50.8% (of 61)
Standing 49.5% (of 109) 36.4% (of 11)
Lying on back 55.8% (of 95) 47.4% (of 19)
Lying on side 55.3% (of 85) 47.4% (of 19)
Lying on front 50% (of 14) 50% (of 38)
Varying positions 52.5% (of 99) 50% (of 12)
  1. Note: n refers to the number of participants who adopted this particular position some of the time when using the specified device