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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population, n = 315

From: Comparison of the Swedish STarT Back Screening Tool and the Short Form of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire in patients with acute or subacute back and neck pain

  Number Percent Median Range
Age
 Total population 315   45 20–66
 ≤39 years 108 34.3   
 40–49 years 105 33.3   
 ≥50 years 102 32.4   
Gender
 Female 197 62.5   
 Male 118 37.5   
Pain sitea
 BPb 121 38.4   
 NP + BPc 194 61.6   
SBT d total score, 0–9 315   4 0–9
 Low risk 146 46.3   
 Medium risk 133 42.2   
 High risk 36 11.4   
ÖMPSQ-short e total score, 0–100 315   46 9–81
 Low risk 200 63.5   
 High risk 115 36.5   
  1. a Pain site Based on question number 2 (Neck or shoulder pain) on SBT, bBP Back pain, cNP + BP Patients with neck or shoulder pain (NP) with or without back pain (BP), d SBT Start Back Screening Tool, e ÖMPSQ-short Short form of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire