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Table 2 Background characteristics of the subjects

From: Movement control tests of the low back; evaluation of the difference between patients with low back pain and healthy controls

  Patients with LBP
N = 108
Healthy controls
N = 102
Sig.
Age years (Mean, SD) 41 (15) 37 (12) 0.08*
Height cm (Mean SD) 169 (9) 171 (9) 0.65'
Weight kg (Mean SD) 67 (11) 67 (12) 0.21'
Male (N, %) 36 (33%) 44 (43%) 0.81"
Female (N, %) 72 (67%) 58 (57%) 0.81"
Working 71 (65%) 51 (50%) 0.16"
Retired 15 (14%) 15 (15%) 0.86"
Student 12 (12%) 33 (27%) 0.02"
Disability allowance 10 (9%) 0 <0.01"
Sport (>2/week) 45 (42%) 52 (51%) 0.58"
Other musculoskeletal problems all 38 (34%) 37 (36%) 0.87"
  1. * Mann-Whitney U test for non-parametric distribution.
  2. ' t-test for parametric distribution.
  3. " Chi square test for nominal data.