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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants (n = 506)

From: Negative beliefs about low back pain are associated with high pain intensity and high level disability in community-based women

Participant characteristics n (%)
Age (years) 58 (24, 80)
Body mass index (BMI) (kg/m2)†€ 26.4 (15.6, 54.0)
Smoking status: Yes° 52 (10.3)
Alcohol consumption: Yes± 405 (80.7)
Partner status: Partnered# 342 (67.7)
Employment status: Employed¥ 260 (53.3)
Menopause status: Postmenopausal 328 (64.8)
Back pain prevalence:  
   Now 114 (22.5)
   6 months 352 (69.7)
   12 months 380 (75.1)
   Ever 465 (91.9)
Level of pain intensity:  
   No 140 (27.7)
   Low 284 (56.1)
   High 82 (16.2)
Level of disability:  
   No 398 (78.7)
   Low 71 (14.0)
   High 37 (7.3)
  1. Median (minimum, maximum); BMI: 40 cases missing data; ° Smoking status: 1 case missing data; ± Alcohol consumption: 4 cases missing data; #Partner status: 1 case missing data; 'Partnered' refers to participants that were married, in a de-facto relationship or single with a partner. ¥ Employment status: 18 cases missing data. Employment excluded voluntary work or unpaid work in the home. Past 6 months: 1 case missing data.