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Table 4 Number of examinations and longstanding/reoccurring widespread pain. The number of radiological examinations in each subject from 1994 to 2002 for those with longstanding/reoccurring (reported in at least two of the three surveys) chronic widespread pain (CWP) compared to all others.

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

Pain group Number of subjects Number of examinations Exam/subjects
Two times CWP 5 35 7.0
All others 23 65 2.8
Total 28 100 3.6