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Table 3 Positive findings and the indication for radiological examination. The number of positive findings on radiological examination with regard to the indication for the examination (pain or other cause).

From: The use and diagnostic yield of radiology in subjects with longstanding musculoskeletal pain – an eight year follow up

  Examinations due to pain Examinations due to other causes
Pain group Number of examinations Number of positive findings (%) Number of examinations Number of positive findings (%)
CWP 32 8 (25.0) 16 10 (62.5)
CRP 22 4 (18.2) 18 3 (16.7)
NCP 5 0 (0.0) 9 1 (11.1)
Total 59 12 (20,3) 43 14 (32,6)
  1. CWP = chronic widespread pain, CRP = chronic regional pain, NCP = no chronic pain