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Table 1 The socio-demographic characteristics of cnsLBP patients

From: Assessment of health-related quality of life and patient’s knowledge in chronic non-specific low back pain

  Total sample (N = 1157) Female (61.99%) Male (38.01%) Differences between gender (p)
Age (standard deviation (SD)) 45.25 ± 16.90 45.89 ± 17.34 44.16 ± 16.10 0.17
Place of living county town 28.41% 30.29% 25.49% 0.35
city 42.34% 40.63% 45.10%
village 29.25% 29.08% 29.41%
Marital status single 22.18% 21.38% 23.61% < 0.01
married 46.03% 43.04% 50.93%
cohabitated 15.63% 15.61% 15.74%
divorced 9.17% 9.99% 7.64%
widow 6.99% 9.99% 2.08%
Education low 5.71% 7.00% 3.40% < 0.01
medium 65.89% 49.40% 58.00%
high 28.40% 43.60% 38.60%
Employment status employed 67.53% 64.01% 74.20% < 0.01
other - inactive (student. Retired etc.) 32.47% 35.99% 25.80%
Employment form sedentary work less that 30 min physical activity 24.10% 28.06% 18.77% < 0.01
sedentary work with more than 30 min physical activity 32.35% 37.19% 25.85%
light physical labour 30.41% 26.73% 35.38%
heavy physical labour 13.14% 8.02% 20.00%
RMDQ (maximum 24 point) – mean (SD) 4.81 ± 4.59 4.81 ± 4.54 4.80 ± 4.68 0.63
Time spent after the first episode of cnsLBP (years) 15.28 ± 12.55 15.48 ± 12.82 15.27 ± 12.52 0.65