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Table 3 Postural angles for CNSMSP subjects and pain free controls.

From: Characteristics of chronic non-specific musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents attending a rheumatology outpatients clinic: a cross-sectional study

  CNSMSP Control p-value
Thoracolumbar Posture    
   Usual sitting 119.8° (10.7°) 125.6° (12.5°) 0.06
   Slump sitting 115.6° (10.1°) 110.1° (6.8°) 0.02*
   Difference 4.2° (8.7°) 15.5° (11.5°) 0.01*
Pelvic Tilt    
   Usual sitting 85.2° (13.2°) 82.9° (11.9°) 0.795
   Slump sitting 85.9° (17.1°) 88.1° (12.1°) 0.57
   Difference -0.7° (8.7°) -5.2° (11.5°) 0.05*
Cervical Flexion    
   Usual sitting 123.5° (11.1°) 132.6° (7.9°) 0.007*
   Slump sitting 102.9° (14.5°) 105.5° (13.1°) 0.286
   Difference 20.6° (14.5°) 27.1° (10.6°) 0.125
Head Tilt    
   Usual sitting 94.5° (12.8°) 102.4° (8.4°) 0.107
   Slump sitting 84.6° (14.2°) 88.3° (14.2°) 0.374
   Difference 9.9° (12.1°) 14.1° (11.6°) 0.511
  1. (mean(standard deviation), negative values for pelvic tilt indicate backwards pelvic tilt)