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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical data.

From: Use of complementary alternative medicine for low back pain consulting in general practice: a cohort study

Sociodemographic data n = 1342 n (%)
Age groups  
   < 40 years 348 (35%)
   40–60 years 592 (49%)
   > 60 years 263 (22%)
Gender female 778 (58%)
School education  
   < 10 years 2859 (21%)
   10 years 551 (41%)
   > 10 years 506 (38%)
Employment status  
   Working full or part-time 765 (57%)
   Housekeeping 203 (15%)
   Retired 254 (19%)
   Unemployed 120 (9%)
Severity of pain > 5 at baseline (scale 1–10) 555 (41%)
Chronicity  
   Acute LBP 257 (19%)
   Recurrent LBP 536 (40%)
   Chronic LBP 550 (41%)
Radiation of pain below the knee* 259 (19%)
(CESD) depression-score > 23 at baseline (n = 1129) 189 (18%)
Suspicion of red flags at baseline 118 (9%)
Functional capacity < 70 at baseline 633 (47%)
Applied for disability pension 97 (7%)
Consulted a specialist within 12 months for LBP 623 (49%)
Rehabilitation 136 (10%)