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Table 1 Baseline demographic and health status data from a large (n = 828) multicenter occupational cohort in the US

From: Prevalence of low back pain by anatomic location and intensity in an occupational population

  Total population
Continuous Data Mean ± SD Median Range
Age (years) 38.8 ± 12.0 38.1 18.3 – 69.0
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 29.3 ± 6.5 28.3 15.87 – 85.4
Systolic Blood Pressure (mm Hg) 128.8 ± 17.3 128 74 – 235
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mm Hg) 78.3 ± 10.9 78 43 – 147
Categorical Data Category Frequency (%)
Sex Male 529 (63.9%)
Female 299 (36.1%)
Lifetime Prevalence of LBP Yes 526 (63.5%)
Diabetes Mellitus Diagnosis Yes 37 (4.5%)
High Cholesterol Diagnosis (>200 mg/dl) Yes 155 (18.7%)
High Blood Pressure Diagnosis Yes 119 (14.4%)
Tobacco Use Never 458 (55.3%)
Past 192 (23.2%)
  Current 178 (21.5%)