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Table 8 Symptom prevalence by device type and method of device operation

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

Method of operation of device Smartphone user symptom prevalence (of n) Tablet user symptom prevalence (of n)
Right thumb only 58.3% (of 72) 50% (of 2)
Right hand only 60.7% (of 28) 38.5% (of 13)
Right hand mainly 56.8% (of 81) 52.9% (of 34)
Both hands equally 46.2% (of 13) 38.9% (of 18)
Both thumbs equally 53.8% (of 26) 100% (of 5)
Left hand mainly 100% (of 2) (0)
Left thumb only 100% (of 4) (0)
  1. Note: n refers to the number of participants adopted this particular method of device operation