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Table 2 Characteristics of patients with LBP

From: A qualitative study on the role of cultural background in patients' perspectives on rehabilitation

Characteristics Men (n = 9) Women (n = 4)
age (mean) 52 48
professional education 5 0
country of birth   
   Serbia 2 1
   Croatia 3 1
   Bosnia 2 1
   Macedonia 1 0
   Kosovo 0 1
duration of stay in Switzerland (years, mean) 24.5 years 16 years
married 9/9 4/4
financial support of children 6 2
duration of back pain (years, mean) 7 years 3.5 years
work load (max load to be lifted at work)   
   light (< 10 kg) 2 1
   medium-heavy (10-20 kg) 3 3
   heavy-very heavy (> 20 kg) 4 0