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Table 1 Characteristics of patients (n = 2493)

From: Identifying musculoskeletal conditions in electronic medical records: a prevalence and validation study using the Deliver Primary Healthcare Information (DELPHI) database

   Patients with Musculoskeletal Conditionsa (n = 1305) Patients without Musculoskeletal Conditions (n = 1188)  
# Patients % Patients # Patients % Patients P value
Sex
  Males 583 44.7 523 44.0 .775
Females 722 55.3 665 56.0  
Age Group
  0–17 59 4.5 194 16.3 <.001
18–44 262 20.1 337 28.4  
45–64 557 42.7 394 33.2  
65+ 427 32.7 263 22.1  
Age in years, mean and Standard Deviation   55.5 19.2 44.6 23.9 <.001
Locationb
  Urban 1012 78.9 891 76.9 .254
Rural 270 21.1 267 23.1  
Missing 23   30   
  1. aReference Standard for identifying patients with musculoskeletal conditions is if they had 1+ International Classification of Primary Care coded encounters with a diagnosis code for a musculoskeletal condition at any time in the database
  2. bPatient location measured using first three digits of postal code. Numeral of 0 = rural, and 1–9 = urban