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Table 3 RMDQ score variations by sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients with CLBP at the Douala General Hospital, Cameroon

From: Factors influencing disability in patients with chronic low back pain attending a tertiary hospital in sub-Saharan Africa

Variable Category RMDQ score mean ± SD t or F statistic p-value
Gende Male 11.6 ± 6.4 −1.71 0.090
Female 13.5 ± 5.9
Marital Status Married 12.5 ± 6.1a 3.45 0.035
Single 11.5 ± 6.3a
Widowed 16.9 ± 4.6b
Educational level No formal 23.0 ± 1.4a 3.67 0.014
Primary 14.3 ± 5.3
Secondary 12.9 ± 6.7
Tertiary 11.3 ± 5.6b
Employment status Unemployed 14.2 ± 6.5 3.25 0.014
Employed 11.7 ± 5.8
Student 13.3 ± 6.0
Housewife 15.9 ± 6.6
Retired 17.4 ± 5.4
Employment type Physical labour 13.1 ± 6.8 1.18 0.313
Non-physical 11.1 ± 5.4
Combination 12.8 ± 5.9
Income level (FCFA) < 50,000 13.6 ± 6.3 0.78 0.507
50,000–100,000 12.8 ± 5.2
100,000 – 300,000 11.4 ± 5.9
> 300,000 12.4 ± 6.6
Alcohol Non-consumer 16.2 ± 5.7 −3.31 0.001
Consumer 11.9 ± 5.9
Smoking Non-smoker 12.7 ± 5.9 0.53 0.592
Former 12.9 ± 7.0
Current 16.3 ± 8.6
Sensory neuropathy Absent 11.8 ± 6.3 −1.93 0.055
Present 13.8 ± 5.9
BDDS Absent 11.8 ± 5.9 −2.67 0.008
Present 14.7 ± 6.2
Leg pain Absent 11.6 ± 6.4 −2.06 0.041
Present 13.7 ± 5.8
Treatment No 10.6 ± 6.4 1.84 0.68
Yes 13.2 ± 6.0
  1. a-b= Means in a category with unidentical superscript letters differ (P < 0.05), using Tukey post-hoc criterion