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Table 1 Demographics of patients

From: Examining outcome of early physician specialist assessment in injured workers with shoulder complaints

Variables Mean (SD) or N (%)
Timeframe (days) § 79 (23), Range: 26–174
<16 weeks 521 (95%)
>16 weeks 29 (5%)
Age (years) 49 (11), Range: 22–77
<65 years 522 (95%)
65 and older 28 (5%)
Sex  
Male 290 (53%)
Female 260 (47%)
Comorbidity  
Hypertension 97 (18%)
Diabetes 42 (8%)
Cardiovascular disease 15 (3%)
Osteoporosis 6 (1%)
Recent infection 2 (<1%)
On Corticosteroids 3 (<1%)
Life style  
Alcohol consumption 259 (47%)
Smoker 170 (30%)
Inactive life style 115 (21%)
Side of Shoulder Injury  
Right 339 (62%)
Left 223 (41%)
12 patients had bilateral complaints  
Hand dominance  
Right 680 (91%)
Left 71 (9%)
Mechanism of Injury  
Lifting/pulling/pushing 219 (40%)
Repetitive activities/insidious 79 (14%)
Direct trauma 62 (11%)
Fall on point of shoulder 60 (11%)
Traction injury 39 (7%)
Fall on outstretched hand 27 (5%)
Previous conditions  
Previous work-related injury 143 (26%)
Previous non-work related injury 78 (14%)
Previous shoulder surgery 10 (2%)
  1. §:Date of injury to date of assessment.