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Table 3 Information sources identified from the answers to the question “Where does your perception come from?”

From: How do people in China think about causes of their back pain? A predominantly qualitative cross-sectional survey

Source of beliefs n (%)
Healthcare professionals 90 (59.2%)
Internet 37 (24.3%)
Family 35 (23.0%)
Friends 25 (16.4%)
Religion 0 (0%)
Other Totala: 28 (18.4%)
- Self-reflection 24 (15.8%)
- Education 2 (1.3%)
- Scientific literature 1 (0.7%)
- TV programme 1 (0.7%)
- Unclear answers 3 (2.0%)
  1. aUnder the option ‘Other’, one participant reported two information sources and another one reported three