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Table 3 Patient demographics and clinical characteristics

From: Evaluating quality of care for patients with rotator cuff disorders

Variable Overall
(N = 171)
Calgary
(n = 96)
Edmonton
(n = 75)
Age, mean (SD) y 58 (10) 57 (10) 58 (9)
Age, range 27–78 27–78 38–75
Male: n (%) 104 (61) 59 (62) 44 (59)
Caucasian: n (%) 152 (89) 83 (86) 69 (92)
Retired: n (%) 35 (20) 22 (23) 13 (17)
RC-QOL Score (0–100), mean (SD) 42 (22) 43 (21) 42 (23)
RC-QOL Score, range 0–95 5–95 0–91
Duration of symptoms: n (%)
  < 1 year 66 (38) 42 (43) 24 (32)
 1 to 2 years 25 (15) 12 (13) 13 (17)
 2 to 5 years 55 (32) 26 (27) 29 (39)
  > 5 years 25 (15) 16 (17) 9 (12)
Income: n (%)
  < $25,000 10 (6) 6 (6) 4 (5)
 $25,000–49,999 12 (7) 6 (6) 6 (8)
 $50,000 – 74,999 21 (12) 14 (15) 7 (9)
 $75,000 – 99,999 20 (12) 12 (13) 8 (11)
  > $100,000 56 (33) 34 (35) 22 (29)
 Prefer not to say 52 (30) 24 (25) 28 (38)
Treatment: n (%)
 Group 1 84 (49) 51 (53) 33 (44)
 Group 2 87 (51) 45 (47) 42 (56)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. Group 1: patients that did not require immediate surgical management and were treated conservatively with a non-operative rehabilitation program. Group 2: patients who had confirmed surgical dates or had already received surgery
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