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Table 2 Characteristics of Independent vs. Non-independent Groups

From: Bias in the physical examination of patients with lumbar radiculopathy

Characteristic Independent Group (n = 51)+ Non-independent Group (n = 103)+  
Age (yrs) 53.9 (15.0) 52.6 (12.9) p = 0.56
Female (%) 11 (21.6%) 39 (37.9%) p = 0.04*
Katz Comorbidity Score (0-45) 2.7 (3.3) 2.9 (3.3) p = 0.70
Symptom duration (wks) 4.3 (2.8) 5.2 (3.1) p = 0.08
Oswestry Disability index (0-100) 45 (20) 54 (21) p = 0.014*
VAS Leg Pain (0-10) 7.1 (2.5) 6.9 (2.4) p = 0.60
VAS Back Pain (0-10) 5.1 (3.3) 5.1 (3.3) p = 0.94
Midlumbar nerve root impingement (L2, L3, or L4 levels) 24 (47.1%) 54 (52.4%) p = 0.53
  1. *statistically significant
  2. +Mean (S.D.) or N (%)