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Table 1 Numbers and proportions of acute and chronic back pain across all covariates

From: Factors associated with chronic and acute back pain in Wales, a cross-sectional study

  Acute back pain Chronic back pain All back pain
Total Pain (%) Total Pain (%) Total Pain (%)
Total 14,359 4519 (31.5%) 14,351 1772 (13.4%) 14,100 5520 (39.1%)
Deprivation (WIMD quintile) 14,359   14,351   14,100  
 Least deprived 2839 892 (31.42) 2859 248 (8.67) 1029 1029, (36.65)
 2 3065 994 (32.43) 3053 347 (11.37) 1207 1207, (40.07)
 3 3275 1053 (32.15) 3309 409 (12.36) 1275 1275, (47.05)
 4 2762 866 (31.35) 2745 381 (13.88) 1072 1072, (45.79)
 Most deprived 2418 714 (29.53) 2385 387 (16,23) 2529 2529, (108.03)
Age (years) 14,359   14,351    
 16–24 1718 387 (22.53) 1752 46 (2.63) 410 410, (24.05)
 25–44 3830 1264 (33.84) 3879 275 (7.09) 1421 1421, (37.25)
 45–64 4963 1731 (34.88) 4974 709 (14.25) 2144 2144, (43.76)
 65+ 3848 1137 (29.55) 3746 742 (19.81) 1545 1545, (41.97)
Gender 14,359   14,351    
 Female 7699 2480 (32.21) 7667 1084 (14.14) 3098 3098, (41.05)
 Male 6660 2039 (30.62) 6684 688 (10.29) 2422 2422, (36.96)
Educational attainment 13,398   13,424    
 No qualification 2643 752 (28.45) 2573 573 (22.27) 1077 1077, (42.27)
 Other qualification 8367 2731 (32.64) 8443 883 (10.46) 3231 3231, (39.01)
 Degree Equivalent and above 2388 774 (32.41) 2408 136 (5.65) 856 856, (36.03)
Occupational status (NS-SEC) 13,959   13,936    
 Managerial and Professional occupations 5170 1605 (31.04) 5228 461 (8.82) 1868 1868, (36.52)
 Intermediate occupations 2853 964 (33.79) 2834 330 (11.64) 1143 1143, (40.88)
 Routine and manual occupations 5569 1718 (30.85) 5524 883 (15.98) 2217 2217, (40.74)
 Never worked and long-term unemployed 357 104 (29.13) 350 65 (18.57) 143 143, (41.81)
BMIa 13,387   13,391    
 Less than 18.5 281 59 (21.00) 284 21 (7.39) 71 71, (26.01)
 18.5 to under 25 5176 1498 (28.94) 5213 490 (9.40) 1778 1778, (34.88)
 25 to under 30 4878 1604 (32.88) 4873 594 (12.19) 1943 1943, (40.45)
 30 and over 3052 1073 (35.16) 3021 550 (18.21) 1386 1386, (46.31)
Mental Health (SF-36 mental health score) 14,359   14,351    
 Higher than average (> 50)b 8803 2421 (27.50) 8862 632 (7.13) 2783 2783, (32.15)
 Lower than average (< 50)c 5556 2098 (37.76) 5489 1140 (20.77) 2737 2737, (50.28)
Depression 13,840   14,165    
 Yes 1257 488 (38.82) 1183 403 (34.07) 717 717, (59.7)
 No 12,583 3832 (30.45) 12,982 1204 (9.27) 4519 4519, (35.85)
Anxiety 13,776   14,124    
 Yes 1025 392 (38.24) 959 315 (32.85) 568 568, (58.32)
 No 12,751 3904 (30.62) 13,156 1252 (9.52) 4624 4624, (36.16)
Exercise 14,136   14,139    
 Meeting PA guidelinesd 4106 1291 (31.44) 4156 269 (6.47) 1432 1432, (35.33)
 Not meeting guidelines 10,030 3164 (31.55) 9983 1451 (14.53) 4001 4001, (40.64)
  1. aBody mass index
  2. bMental health score above the average of the general population
  3. cMental health score below the average of the general population
  4. dMeeting physical activity guidelines of 30 min of light to moderate exercise on at least 5 days of the week