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Table 3 The mean and standard deviation (SD) or prevalence of the demographic variables of the study subjects

From: Intra- and inter-rater reliability of thoracic spine mobility and posture assessments in subjects with thoracic spine pain

  Females Males Gender difference All
  N = 16 N = 16 p-value (df) N = 32
Age, years (SD) 39 (10.6) 39 (8.4) 0.956 (30)* 39 (9.4)
Height, cm (SD) 164 (5.0) 169 (41.9) 0.637 (30)* 167 (29.4)
Weight, Kg (SD) 63.2 (9.6) 82.8 (12.4) < 0.001 (29)* 72.7 (14.7)
Body mass index, Kg/m2 (SD) 23.4 (3.3) 25.6 (2.8) 0.053 (29)* 24.5 (3.2)
TS pain, months (SD) 24.1 (52.4) 20.6 (37.9) 0.827 (30)* 22.4 (45.0)
VAS, mm (SD) 29.1 (22.9) 24.7 (19.2) 0.558 (30)* 26.9 (20.9)
R-MDQ, points (SD) 2.1 (1.8) 2.4 (2.5) 0.689 (30)* 2.3 (2.2)
NSPD, points (SD) 316 (211) 291 (217) 0.738 (30)* 303 (211)
Smoking, % (N) 12.5 (2) 12.5 (2) 1.000 (1)§ 12.5 (4)
Physician consultation, % (N) 43.8 (7) 56.3 (9) 0.724 (1)§ 50.0 (16)
Pain medication for TSP, % (N) 18.8 (3) 6.3 (1) 0.600 (1)§ 12.5 (4)
Earlier MT intervention, % (N) 87.5 (14) 93.8 (15) 1.000 (1)§ 90.6 (29)
Systemic disease# % (N) 12.5 (2) 25.0 (4) 0.654 (1)§ 18.8 (6)
  1. df Degree of freedom; TS Thoracic spine; VAS Visual analogue scale; R-MDQ Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (maximum points 24); NSPD Modified Neck and Shoulder Pain and Disability questionnaire (maximum score 1300, thirteen questions about pain and disability, each evaluated on VAS from 0 to 100 mm); MT Manual therapy
  2. * Independent T-test was used for gender differences
  3. § Fisher’s exact test was used for gender differences
  4. # At least one reported systemic disease