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Table 7 Consequence in reduction of exemptions and intake-size when excluding subgroups of potential recruits from service, on basis of the two factors found to influence the rate of exemption from duty significantly (IQ-score and duration of prior LBP).

From: Low back pain in military recruits in relation to social background and previous low back pain. A cross-sectional and prospective observational survey

Included # exempted from duty Total intake
Full sample 45 (100%) 664 (100%)
IQ-score=high 8 (18%) 187 (28%)
IQ-score=high or medium 29 (64%) 512 (77%)
LBP-days<30 34 (76%) 607 (91%)
IQ-score=high & LBP-days<30 6 (13%) 169 (25%)
IQ-score=high or medium & LBP-days<30 21 (47%) 467 (70%)