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Poor Classroom Ergonomics May Increase Neck/Shoulder Pain Risk. Interviews with 394 elementary school students revealed that 35.8% experienced neck pain in the last month, while 30.9% had shoulder pain. The following factors were identified as classroom risks for neck and/or shoulder pain in young students: desk too high or too low, seat pan inclined too far backward or forward, and difficulty viewing the blackboard. The findings suggest that improving classroom ergonomics could reduce the risk for neck and shoulder pain in elementary school students. BMC Public Health, October 2019