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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of 116 patients with chronic lumbar radiculopathy

From: Accuracy of physical examination for chronic lumbar radiculopathy

Characteristics  
Smoker 49 (42.2)
Body mass index (kg/m2) Mean (SD) 26.3 (3.8)
Physically demanding work 58 (50.0)
Educational level  
Secondary school 94 (81.0)
College/University 24 (19.0)
Receiving sickness benefit 53 (45.7)
VAS Low back pain (0–100) Mean (SD) 47.6 (24.3)
VAS Leg pain (0–100) Mean (SD) 50.6 (24.7)
Time from referral to inclusion (weeks) Mean (SD) 6.4 (6.8)
  1. Data are number (%) unless stated otherwise.
  2. SD Standard Deviation.
  3. VAS Visual Analogue Scale.