Table 1

Participant demographics
Study ID Age (years) Gender First episode of back pain Saw usual GP Occupation Highest level of education completed
1 22 Female Yes Yes Student and receptionist TAFEa
2 69 Female No Yes Retired High school
3 60 Female No No Office worker High school
4 48 Female No Yes Office worker University
5 69 Female No Yes Retired registered nurse TAFE
6 33 Female Yes No Restaurant manager; group fitness instructor TAFE
7 46 Female Yes No University lecturer University
8 72 Male No Yes Retired High school
9 37 Female No Yes Fitness instructor High school
10 51 Female No Yes Office management University
11 67 Female Yes No Retired High school

aA Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Institute -offers predominately vocational tertiary education courses.

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Hoffmann et al. BMC Family Practice 2013 14:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-7

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