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Table 3 Neck and low back health outcomes during follow up according to reported symptoms at survey 1 (N = 1,347).

From: Primary care consultation, hospital admission, sick leave and disability pension owing to neck and low back pain: a 12-year prospective cohort study in a rural population

  Primary care Hospital admission Sick leave Disability pension
  n % n % n % n %
No neck or low back pain1 (n = 269) 14 5.2 0   5 1.9 1 0.4
Previous neck or/and low back pain2 (n = 224) 22 9.8 4 1.8 7 3.1 2 0.9
Current neck or/and low back pain3 (n = 836) 174 20.8 21 2.5 61 7.3 36 4.3
  1. 1 No neck or low back problems before the study period.
  2. 2 Neck or low back problems previously but not during the last year prior to survey 1.
  3. 3 Neck or low back problems during the year before survey 1, irrespective of previously or not.