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Table 2 Medical Characteristics for Patients with Pain Complaint

From: Patients visiting the complementary medicine clinic for pain: a cross sectional study

  N = 163
  N %
Pain site   
Back + waist + hip 71 46.4
Knee 65 42.5
Limbs 50 32.7
Shoulder 38 24.8
Throat and neck 26 17.0
Joints 9 5.9
Head 7 4.6
Buttocks 5 3.3
Unknown 4 2.6
Stomach 3 2.0
  153 (mis = 10)
The average level of pain suffered at the last pain attack (0-no pain, 10- severe pain)   
0-3 21 13.5
4-7 106 68.4
8-10 28 18.1
Average ± Std 5.57 ± 1.91
Median 5.00
  155 (mis = 8)
Present pain level   
0-3 66 42.6
4-7 72 46.5
8-10 25 16.1
Average ± Std 4.35 ± 2.95
Median 4.00
  163  
At the last pain event, did the treatment or medicine helped? (100%=full relief)   
10-30% 55 35.5
40-70% 52 33.5
80-100% 34 21.9
Average ± Std 48.08 ± 29.49
Median 50.00
  141 (mis = 22)