|Demographic and clinical characteristics of the participants|
|English as a first language, n (%)||13 (92.9)|
|Born in Australia, n (%)||7 (50.0)|
|Highest education level achieved, n (%)|
|Year 10 or less||2 (14.3)|
|TAFE / Vocational college||1 (7.1)|
|Year 12||4 (28.6)|
|University qualification||7 (50.0)|
|Currently employed, n (%)||6 (42.9)|
|Access to an Australian Healthcare card^, n (%)||7 (50.0)|
|Current insurance claim for injury, n (%)||1 (7.1)|
|Have consulted a health professional for LBP, n (%)||14 (100.0)|
|Average LBP intensity measured by NRS‡, mean (SD), min-max.|
|Current||2.9 (2.8), 0-8|
|In the last week||5.2 (2.6), 1-9|
|In the last month||5.1 (2.1), 2-8|
|Satisfaction with forum measured by GPIU† NRS, mean (SD), min-max||6.5 (3.0), 0-10|
^ The Health Care Card assists Government benefit recipients, low income earners and selected other groups with access to cheaper Government-subsidized prescription medicines and a lower Extended Medicare Safety Net threshold.
‡ NRS: numeric rating scale.
†GPIU: global perceived impression of usefulness.
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Briggs et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:357 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-357