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Table 1 Characteristics of the analysed sample and principal strategies before and after inpatient gradual diagnostics (IGD)

From: Inpatient gradual diagnostics and its relevance for determining treatment strategies in lumbar back pain

Characteristics Total Women Men
Study group 116 70 (60 %) 46 (40 %)
Age, years 63 (20–87) 61 (35–87) 64 (20–82)
No surgery (pre/post IGD) 33/43 21/25 12/18
Decompression (pre/post IGD) 10/7 4/4 6/3
Fusion (pre/post IGD) 65/57 40/35 25/22
Other (pre/post IGD) 8/9 5/6 3/3