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Table 3 Associations between baseline parameters and LBP course patterns in 76 chiropractor patients

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

  Pain course pattern     
  Improved-recovered Improved- stayed so Improved-fluctuated Unchanged-improved Unchanged-fluctuated Other patterns or missing p-value
Gender (%)        < 0.01
Males 28 46 3 10 5 8  
Females 3 33 15 21 10 18  
Age (median [IQR]) 36 [33-43] 36 [31-51] 49 [34-56] 47 [41-53] 49 [42-59] 30 [46-54] 0.02
Duration (%)        0.8
1 - 7 days 17 40 6 17 6 14  
- 3 months 15 46 12 12 8 7  
> 3 months 13 27 13 20 13 13  
Leg pain        0.1
Yes 3 43 10 23 10 11  
No 24 37 10 12 7 7  
Diagnostic class (%)        0.05
   Disc 5 32 23 14 14 12  
   SI-joint 21 43 7 7 7 15  
   Dysfunction 20 48 0 28 4 0  
   Muscle 33 17 17 0 17 16  
   Other* 9 45 0 9 0 36  
  1. * Classes with less than five patients pooled