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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of patients with shoulder pain.

From: Costs of shoulder pain and resource use in primary health care: a cost-of-illness study in Sweden

Characteristics n = 204 n = 45* n = 19**
Age (years); mean (SD) 48 (11) 48 (11) 48 (13)
Sex: male; n (%) 101 (49) 20 (44) 10 (51)
Treatment duration of current shoulder complaints***    
   0-6 weeks 101 (50) 15 (33) 4 (21)
   7-12 weeks 28 (14) 4 (9) 2 (10)
   12-26 weeks 42 (21) 12 (29) 6 (32)
   > 6 months 33 (16) 14 (29) 7 (37)
Duration of sick leave in the 8 weeks preceding inclusion****    
   0 weeks 193 (95) 37 (82) 17 (89)
   0-1 weeks 4 (2) 3 (7) 1 (5)
   1-8 weeks 7 (3) 5 (11) 1 (5)
  1. Numbers (percentages) are presented unless stated otherwise
  2. * patients generating costs of > €1000 in 6 months
  3. ** had shoulder surgery
  4. *** total treatment time for all patients. Costs calculated for 6 months
  5. **** sick leave due to shoulder pain