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Table 2 Disability severity (based on the Health Assessment Questionnaire – Disability Index) and education level of COPCORD patients utilizing health care for back pain

From: Health-care access and utilization among individuals with low back pain in Iran: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study

  CM AHP CAM
Disability
 Mild 226 57 51
  % 15.7 12.2 23
 Moderate 197 59 26
  % 13.7 12.6 11.7
 Severe 1012 351 145
  % 70.6 75.2 65.3
Subtotal 1695 533 235
Education
 No high school 251 149 64
  % 28.9 28 27.5
 Some high school 320 190 81
  % 36.9 35.6 34.8
 High school diploma 169 126 57
  % 19.5 23.6 24.4
 College or higher 128 68 31
  % 14.7 12.8 13.3
Subtotal 868 533 233
  1. CM Conventional medicine, AHP Allied health professionals, CAM Complementary and alternative medicine