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* Pain in at least three regions of the neck, shoulders, elbows, hands, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, hips, knees, or feet, where at least one of the regions includes the neck and upper musculoskeletal system.
How to cite this report: SBU. Occupational Exposures and Neck and Upper Extremity Disorders. Stockholm: Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU); 2012. SBU report no 210 (in Swedish).
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