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Table 1 Characteristics of the Study Stample (n = 47)

From: Acute low back pain is marked by variability: An internet-based pilot study

  Mean (S.D.) or N (%)
Age (yrs.) 49.7 (13.4)
Gender (% Female) 27 (57%)
Race (% White) 45 (95.7%)
Self-administered Comorbidity Questionnaire* (0-45) 3.1 (3.6)
Duration of symptoms (days) 20.0 (17.2)
Prior low back pain history* (%) 39 (87%)
Prior lumbar disk herniation or sciatica* 17 (39%)
Current or past significant tobacco use* (%) 5 (11%)
Employment Status*
   Current part-time employment (%) 5 (12%)
   Current full-time employment (%) 24 (57%)
   Unemployed 2 (5%)
   Retired 6 (14%)
   Disabled 5 (12%)
Worker's compensation* (%) 4 (9%)
Numerical Pain Rating Scale (0-10) 6.0 (2.4)
Oswestry Disability Index* (0-100) 46 (23)
Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire, Physical Activity Subscale*(FABQ-PA) 13.1 (5.0)
Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire, Work Subscale* (FABQ-WORK) 9.4 (8.7)
  1. *Variable with missing data