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Table 1 Baseline population characteristics (n = 201)

From: Recovering the capability to work among patients with chronic low Back pain after a four-week, multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation program: 18-month follow-up study

Characteristics   Continued to final follow-up (n = 107) Lost to follow-up (n = 94)
Sex Male 62 (57.9) 57 (60.6)
Female 45 (42.1) 37 (39.4)
Age in years M (SD) 41.01 (9.51) 38.8 (10.57)
Education Primary 43 (40.2) 43 (45.7)
Secondary 40 (37.4) 29 (30.9)
University 13 (12.1) 16 (17)
Not specified 11 (10.3) 6 (6.4)
Work status at baseline Full-time job 10 (10.6) 10 (11.8)
On sick leave 74 (78.7) 54 (63.5)
Unemployed 3 (3.3) 8 (9.4)
On social welfare 7 (7.4) 13 (15.3)
Missing 13 9
Type of work activity at baseline Intellectual 15 (15.6) 15 (16.9)
Physical 52 (54.2) 54 (60.7)
Both 29 (30.2) 20 (22.5)
Missing 11 5
Duration of incapability to work at baseline <  7 weeks 10 (9.3) 9 (9.6)
7 weeks–3 months 10 (9.3) 6 (6.3)
3–6 months 17 (15.9) 14 (14.8)
6–18 months 32 (29.9) 31 (33.1)
>  18 months 13 (12.1) 12 (12.8)
Not applicable 25 (23.5) 22 (23.4)
Length of current incapability to work <  7 weeks 6 (6.6) 4 (4.8)
7 weeks–3 months 7 (7.8) 7 (8.4)
3–6 months 12 (13.3) 6 (7.2)
6–18 months 34 (37.8) 39 (47)
>  18 months 31 (34.4) 27 (32.5)
Missing 17 11
Health status at baseline BMI, M (SD) 26.1 (4.15) 26.5 (5.6)
Back surgery 20 (21.9) 18 (21.9)