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Table 1 Subject Demographics and LBP Characteristics

From: Regional differences in lumbar spinal posture and the influence of low back pain

  No LBP (n = 36) Minor LBP (n = 81) Significant LBP (n = 53)
Age (mean + SD, years) 21.7 ± 3.5 22.0 ± 4.2 23.9 ± 5.1
BMI (mean + SD, kg/m 2) 21.9 ± 2.8 23.3 ± 4.3 23.1 ± 3.4
Lifetime highest VAS (mean + SD,/10) 0 3.9 ± 2.3 6.6 ± 1.6
Annual LBP Duration (range, days) 0 1–7 8–30
Requiring treatment, medication or activity reduction past 12-months (%) 0 44.4 96.2
Oswestry Disability Index (mean + SD) 0 10.4 ± 6.6 21.2 ± 9.2
  1. BMI = body mass index. VAS = visual analogue scale.