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Table 3 Baseline demographics and clinical characteristics of participants in the randomized groups

From: Is tailored treatment superior to non-tailored treatment for pain and disability in women with non-specific neck pain? A randomized controlled trial

Demographics Tailored treatment
(n = 40)
Non-tailored treatment
(n = 40)
Treatment-as-usual
(n = 40)
Age, years, mean (SD) 47 (11.2) 48 (12.6) 47 (11.1)
Weight, kg, mean (SD) 68.9 (12.5) 66.8 (10.5) 68 (14.4)
BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD) 24.7 (4) 24.5 (3.7) 24.8 (4.9)
Use of tobacco (n); smoker/snuffera 1/3 1/4 1/8
Physical activity, leisureb median (IQR) 5 (4-5) 4 (4-4.5) 5 (4.5-5)
Physical activity, workc median (IQR) 2 (1.5-2) 2 (1.5-2.5) 1 (1-1.5)
Duration of pain, month, median (IQR) 63.5 (24-144) 66 (24-150) 60 (23.5–120)
  1. BMI body mass index; a snuff is a small portion of tobacco used under the upper lip: b Physical activity, leisure, scale 1-6: 1-2 = low, 3-4 = medium, 5-6 = high [75]; c Physical activity, work, scale 1-4: 1 = mostly sitting work, 2 = light physical work, 3 = quite physically exhausting work, 4 = very physically exhausting work