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Table 2 Demographic and Back Pain Characteristics of 249 Survey Respondents

From: Complementary and alternative medical therapies for chronic low back pain: What treatments are patients willing to try?

Characteristic Percent
Location (Boston) 43
Age (< 65) 52
Women 60
White 80
Attended some college 57
At least 5 years since first back pain lasting longer than 2 weeks 60
90+ days of LBP in last 6 mo. 61
High symptom bothersomeness in the past week (≥ 7) on 0 – 10 scale 42
Used medication for LBP in the past week 56
Expect pain to be similar in a year 72
  1. Missing data – last variable has 10 missing values (4% of all observations), 1 variable has 5 (2%), all others have 3 or fewer.