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Table 1 Baseline characteristics for acute and chronic patients

From: Predictors of outcome in neck pain patients undergoing chiropractic care: comparison of acute and chronic patients

  Acute Chronic P-value
  (< 4 weeks) (> 12 weeks)  
  (N = 274) (N = 255)  
Gender (Male) 112 (40.9) 89 (34.9) 0.157
Age (years) 40.0 (±12.58) 41.8 (±13.87) 0.114
In paid employment 235 (86.7) 200 (79.1) 0.020*
Taking pain meds 101 (37.0) 66 (25.9) 0.006*
Radiculopathy present 34 (12.5) 29 (11.4) 0.691
Previous episodes:    
None 109 (40.5) 116 (47.5) 0.0001*
1–3 82 (30.5) 25 (10.2)  
4 or more 78 (29.0) 103 (42.2)  
Trauma onset 32 (11.7) 40 (15.7) 0.179
Smoker 61 (22.8) 56 (22.6) 0.96
In good health 197 (73.0) 138 (54.4) 0.001*
Dizziness present 51 (44.7) 64 (45.1) 0.957
  1. Values are numbers (%). N = number of observations. * = p < 0.05.