Table 2: Demographic predominant percentage data.

EthnicityNZ European 88%

DiagnosisOsteoarthritis 36%
Rheumatoid arthritis 17%
Fibromyalgia 15%
Unknown 13%
Polymyalgia rheumatica 8%

GenderFemale 85%

AgeMean: 65 years
Std Dev 11 years, 8 months
Highest recorded data: 91 years
Lowest recorded data: 22 years

Educational levelSchool only, 55%

Physiotherapy intervention for pain54%

Membership with ANZ within last 3 years61%

Smoking93% non smokers

Time off work because of pain experience32%

Number of years with pain51% greater than 8 years
Mean: 130 months (almost 11 years)
Std dev: 125 months (10.4 years)
Highest recorded data: 55 years
Lowest recorded data: 2 months