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Table 2 Subject demographics

From: A prospective study of shoulder pain in primary care: Prevalence of imaged pathology and response to guided diagnostic blocks

  All subjects
(n = 208)
MRA group
(n = 93)
Subject characteristics Mean (SD) Range Mean (SD) Range
Age (years) 42 (14) 18-81 42 (14) 18-81
Height (cm) 172 (10) 147-199 172 (10) 151-198
Weight (kg) 80.6 (18.0) 50.3-189.0 82.3 (15.8) 52.7-125.3
Symptom duration (weeks)* 7 (13) 0-175 7 (13) 0-175
Worst pain previous 48 hours (100 mm VAS) 62 (23) 3-100 63 (24) 3-100
Average pain previous 48 hours (100 mm VAS) 37 (22) 1-100 37 (24) 1-100
  n (%)   n (%)  
Male gender 107 (51)   53 (57)  
Right hand dominant 110 (53)   79 (85)  
Dominant arm affected 110 (53)   48 (52)  
ACC Claim 193 (93)   86 (93)  
Referrals     
physiotherapist 203 (98)   89 (96)  
general practitioner 5 (2)   4 (4)  
Employment status     
   in paid employment 166 (80)   76 (82)  
   on modified duties due to shoulder pain 18 (9)   10 (11)  
   off work due to shoulder pain 7 (3)   4 (4)  
   not currently employed/working 41 (20)   17 (18)  
Co-existent medical conditions 70 (34)   33 (36)  
Current smoker 39 (19)   18 (20)  
  1. Abbreviations: MRA, magnetic resonance arthrogram; SD, standard deviation; VAS, visual analogue scale: ACC, Accident Compensation Corporation.
  2. *symptom duration was not normally distributed. Figures presented are median (IQ range).