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Table 1 Data on the patients at index visit (n = 128)

From: Consumption of medical resources and outcome of shoulder disorders in primary health care consulters

Variable Value
Number of female, (%) 86 (67)
Age, mean (SD) 54 (15)
Smokers, % 25 (20)
Employment status, n (%)  
   Working 59 (46)
   On sick leave 4 (3)
   Unemployed 10 (8)
   Pension (full or part time) 47 (38)
   Students 5 (4)
Education years, median (IQR) 12 (9–15)
Dominant side affected, n (%) 84 (66)
Duration of symptoms, mo, median (IQR) 6.0 (2.0-12.0)
   Equal to or less than 3 mo, n (%) 43 (34)
   Over 3 but less than 6 mo, n (%) 26 (20)
   Over 6 mo, n (%) 59 (46)
Surgical procedure performed, n (%) 12 (9)
Cause of symptoms, n (%)*  
   Not apparent 63 (49)
   Injury 32 (25)
   Physical strain 37 (30)
   Glenohumeral joint dislocation 13 (10)
  1. *More than one could be named.
  2. IQR, inter quartile range.