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Table 7 Symptom prevalence by device type and method of holding device

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

Holding device Smartphone user symptom prevalence (of n) Tablet user symptom prevalence (of n)
Right hand only 61.4% (of 44) 50% (of 4)
Right hand mainly 56.8% (of 81) 60% (of 5)
Both hands equally 57.9% (of 38) 52.9% (of 34)
Left hand mainly 48.1% (of 27) 50% (of 10)
Left hand only 83.3% (of 6) 100% (of 3)
Don’t hold it – use a cradle, stand or other 44.4% (of 9) 43.3% (of 30)
  1. Note: n refers to the number of participants who held the specified device in the specified manner