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Table 2 Status of patients at the 2nd and 3rd visits

From: Non-specific low back pain in primary care in the Spanish National Health Service: a prospective study on clinical outcomes and determinants of management

Data 2nd visit (n = 495) 3rd visit (n = 374)
Low back pain (yes), n (%) 397 (80.2%) 241 (64.4%)
Severity of low back pain, VAS, mean (SD) 3.69 (2.3)* 3.24 (2.3)*
Leg pain (yes), n (%) 249 (50.3%) 150 (40.1%)
Leg pain in those who had it at first visit, n (%) 225 (72.8%) 132 (55.2%)
Severity of leg pain (VAS), median (range) 3.0 (1.1–5.2)* 3.0 (1.3–4.7)*
Functional disability, mean (SD) 6.24(5.6) 4.75 (5.2)
Quality of life, mean (SD) 0.63 (0.2) 0.69 (0.2)
SLR, n (%)   
   Not done 308 (62.2) 272 (72.4)
   < 30° 56 (11.3) 37 (9.9)
   30–60° 49 (9.9) 21 (5.6)
   > 60° 82 (16.6) 44 (11.8)
Sick leave, n (%) 140 (49.1) 51 (24.6)
  1. *Includes only patients who had that type of pain at the corresponding assessment.
  2. Percentages refer to the 367 patients in a potentially active work situation, in which sick leave was possible.