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Table 1 Distribution of the defined course patterns in 78 patients with LBP (n) [20].

From: The Nordic back pain subpopulation program: Can low back pain patterns be predicted from the first consultation with a chiropractor? A longitudinal pilot study

    5th to 18th week  
At the 4th week mainly recovered stays in the initial category moves - towards mainly improved fluctuating
Improved 11 31 NA 7
Unchanged 3 2 6 12
Worsened 0 1 0 4
(missing) 1 0 0 0
  1. The five course patterns including at least 6 patients (marked with bold numbers) were used for the analysis of associations between baseline characteristics and course patterns, whereas patterns with fewer patients were pooled.