Table 2

Demographic and Back Pain Characteristics of 249 Survey Respondents

Characteristic

Percent


Location (Boston)

43

Age (< 65)

52

Women

60

White

80

Attended some college

57

At least 5 years since first back pain lasting longer than 2 weeks

60

90+ days of LBP in last 6 mo.

61

High symptom bothersomeness in the past week (≥ 7) on 0 – 10 scale

42

Used medication for LBP in the past week

56

Expect pain to be similar in a year

72


Missing data – last variable has 10 missing values (4% of all observations), 1 variable has 5 (2%), all others have 3 or fewer.

Sherman et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2004 4:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-4-9

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