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Table 1 Predictors for trajectory. Results of univariable binary logistic models

From: A prospective observational study on trajectories and prognostic factors of mid back pain

Trajectory 1 (‘improvers’, 1) versus trajectory 2 (‘non-improvers’, 0) OR (95% CI) p-value
Age (years) 1.00 (0.97–1.04) 0.836
Gender male (0), female (1) 0.53 (0.18–1.56) 0.249
Pain duration acute/subacute ≤3 months (0), chronic > 3 months (1) 0.16 (0.05–0.50) 0.002
Previous episodes no previous episode (0), ≥ 1 previous episodes (1) 1.56 (0.50–4.86) 0.443
Other areas of complaint none or other complaints than LBP or neck pain (0), LBP and/or neck pain (1) 0.60 (0.21–1.70) 0.336
Traumatic onset no (0), yes (1) 0.19 (0.05–0.77) 0.019
Rib involvement no (0), yes (1) 1.19 (0.41–3.42) 0.749
Smoker no (0), yes (1) 0.93 (0.29–2.96) 0.905
  1. OR Odds Ratio, CI Confidence Interval, LBP Low Back Pain. Significant results are marked in bold.