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Table 1 Baseline characteristics (n = 759)

From: Socio-demographic, clinical and psychological predictors of healthcare utilization among patients with musculoskeletal disorders: a prospective cohort study

Variable 
Sex, n (%)
 Female436 (57)
 Male323 (43)
Age, mean (SD)50 (14.5)
Occupational status, n (%)
 Employed489 (65)
 Unemployed31 (4)
 Retired/early retirement/flex job/disability pension186 (24)
 Student/on leave44 (7)
Sickness leave, n (%)82 (11)
Comorbidity, n (%)290 (43)
Pain duration, n (%)
 > 3 months418 (55)
 <  3 months341 (45)
Pain site, n (%)
 Low back329 (43)
 Neck206 (27)
 Shoulder224 (30)
Pain 0–10, mean (SD)6.2 (2.1)
Standardized disability 0–100, mean (SD)52.2 (27.6)
Fear avoidance 0–20, mean (SD)10.9 (5.3)
Psychological wellbeing (WHO-5) 0–100, mean (SD)56.8 (20.4)
  1. Abbreviations: SD Standard deviation, WHO World Health Organization