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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients attending the Moca clinic between October and December 2015

From: A case-series of patients with musculoskeletal conditions in an underserved community in Moca, Dominican Republic

Demographic characteristicsStudy sample
n = 42
n (%)
Male
n = 19
n(%)
Female
n = 23
n(%)
Age group(yrs)
 18–245 (11.9)3(15.8)2(8.7)
 25–347 (16.6)4 (21)3 (13)
 35–4411 (26.2)4 (21)7 (30.4)
 45–548 (19)4 (21)4 (17.4)
 55–644 (9.5)3(15.8)1 (4.3)
 65–744 (9.5)1 (5.3)3 (13)
 75+3 (7.1)03 (13)
Occupation
 Retired5(11.9)3(15.8)2(8.7)
 Unemployed1(2.4)01 (4.3)
 Student3 (7.1)2(10.5)1 (4.3)
 Farmer1 (2.4)1 (5.3)0
 Office worker8(19)2(10.5)6 (26.1)
 Labourer1(2.4)1 (5.3)0
 Housework9 (21.4)09 (39.1)
 Teacher1(2.4)1 (5.3)0
 Health care3 (7.1)1 (5.3)2(8.7)
 Other professional1(2.4)1 (5.3)0
 Service5 (11.9)4 (21)1 (4.3)
 Other4 (9.5)3(15.8)1 (4.3)
Spend most of time doing
 Manual labour9 (21.4)4 (21)5(21.7)
 Driving2(4.76)1 (5.3)1(4.3)
 Sitting14(33.3)5(26.3)9(39.1)
 Standing5(11.9)3(15.8)2(8.7)
 Walking8(19)2(10.5)6(26.1)
 Cycling1(2.4)1 (5.3)0
 Other3(7.1)3(15.8)0
Participate in walking
 Never2(4.8)02(8.7)
 Sometimes19(45.2)7(36.8)12(52.2)
 Regularly18 (42.9)11(57.9)7(30.4)
 Pain prevents3(7.1)1 (5.3)2(8.7)
Belief in recovery41 (97.6)19 (100)22 (95.7)
  1. Yrs years