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Table 2 Differences in LBP group proportions (n(%)) overall and by gender, presence of other spinal pain areas and specific LBP impacts

From: Low back pain in 17 year olds has substantial impact and represents an important public health disorder: a cross-sectional study

  No LBP Current Non-chronic LBP Current chronic LBP  
Overall (n = 1288) 873 (67.8) 158 (12.3) 257 (19.9)  
Gender
Males (n = 610) 474 (77.7) 54 (8.9) 82 (13.4) < 0.001
Females (n = 678) 399 (58.9) 104 (15.3) 175 (25.8)  
Other Spinal Pain areas
No MBP or NSP (n = 736) 604 (82.1) 70 (9.5) 62 (8.4) < 0.001
MBP or NSP (n = 368) 198 (53.8) 63 (17.1) 107 (29.1)  
MBP and NSP (n = 178) 67 (37.6) 25 (14.0) 86 (48.3)  
Specific LBP Impacts (n ~ 415)
Sought health professional care (n = 156 of 415, 37.6%) - 30 (19.2) 126 (80.7) 0.007
Took medication
(n = 144 of 414, 34.8%)
- 42 (29.2) 102 (70.8) < 0.001
Missed school/work (n = 88 of 414, 21.3%) - 14 (15.9) 74 (84.1) < 0.001
Interfered with normal activities
(n = 160 of 412, 38.8%)
- 30 (18.8) 130 (81.2) < 0.001
Interfered with physical activities
(n = 179 of 411, 43.6%)
- 43 (24.0) 136 (76.0) < 0.001
Count of specific LBP impacts
0 (n = 139 of 412, 33.7%)) - 82 (59.0) 57 (41.0) < 0.001
1 (n = 78, 18.9%) - 32 (41.0) 46 (59.0)  
2 (n = 58, 14.1%) - 18 (31.0) 40 (69.0)  
3 (n = 55, 13.4%) - 10 (18.2) 45 (81.8)  
4 (n = 42, 10.2%) - 9 (21.4) 33 (78.6)  
5 (n = 40, 9.7%) - 5 (12.5) 35 (87.5)