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Table 2 Description of the 731 chiropractic patients who took part in a practice-based outcome study on low back pain

From: The Nordic Subpopulation Research Programme: prediction of treatment outcome in patients with low back pain treated by chiropractors - does the psychological profile matter?

Variables Number of respondents Number Percentage
LBP 731   
yes   718 98
no (only leg pain)   13 2
Leg pain 731   
yes   271 37
no   460 63
Pain intensity past 24 hrs 727   
none   16 2
weak   86 12
moderate   303 42
severe   276 38
unbearable   46 6
Duration of pain this period 730   
1-7 days   262 36
8-14 days   108 15
more than 14 days   360 49
Duration of pain in total past 12 months 730   
maximum 30 days   367 50
more than 30 days   363 50
Problems past yr also in neck/mid back 728   
no   366 50
yes in total maximum 30 days   161 22
yes in total more than 30 days   201 28
General health 727   
very good   280 39
quite good   286 39
OK   116 16
quite bad   43 6
very bad   2 <1
Type of treatment at 1st visit (several replies possible) 731   
SMT (incl. activator)   626 86
drop-piece table   69 79
soft tissue therapy   377 52
blocks/SOT   42 6
  1. Clinical data at base-line