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Research Article

The Impact of Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain: Costs and Patients’ Burden

Table 1

Patient characteristics.

N = 80MaleFemale

Gender, N (%)23 (29%)57 (71%)
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
Age (years)41.8 (9.9)41.5 (8.7)41.9 (10.5)
Low back pain (0–10)6.5 (1.5)6.7 (1.7)6.4 (1.4)
Pain duration (years)10.6 (8.0)9.7 (5.6)10.9 (8.8)
Treatment duration (years)5.7 (5.7)3.5 (2.5)6.6 (6.3)
Education, N (%)
 Low8 (10%)2 (9%)6 (11%)
 Middle45 (55%)14 (61%)31 (54%)
 High27 (35%)7 (30%)20 (35%)
Employment/work, N (%)
Full time3112 (52%)19 (33)
 <30 hours a week262 (9%)24 (42%)
 Unemployed134 (17%)9 (16%)
 Disability payment (DIA)105 (22%)5 (9%)

Data presented as total group and divided by gender. DIA = Disablement Insurance Act; SD = standard deviation.

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