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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Measurement properties of the musculoskeletal health questionnaire (MSK-HQ): a between country comparison

Variables DK cohort (n = 153) UK cohort (n = 166)
Pain site
 Back 45 (29.4) 47 (28.3)
 Neck 23 (15.0) 7 (4.2)
 Upper extremity 38 (24.8) 35 (21.1)
 Lower extremity 47 (30.7) 57 (34.3)
 Other/unknown 20 (12.0)
Gender
 Woman 97 (63.4) 92 (55.4)
 Men 56 (36.6) 74 (45.6)
Age
 Years mean, (SD) 50.4 (13.8) 53.7 (15.7)
Work status
 Working 96 (62.8) 94 (56.6)
 Not working/Subsided job 6 (3.9) 7 (4.2)
 Not working/unemployed 14 (9.2) 5 (3.0)
 Retired 26 (17.0) 52 (31.1)
 On sick leave 11 (7.2) 7 (4.2)
 Unknown 1 (0.1)
Duration of symptoms
  ≤ 3 months 62 (40.5) 77 (47.2)
  > 3 months 91 (59.4) 66 (39.8)
 Unknown 23 (13.9)
Baseline score
 MSK-HQ (0 to 56) mean, (SD) 32.3 (9.2) 30.5 (9.6)
 EQ-5D-5L index (−0.6 to 1.0) mean, (SD) 0.69 (0.16) 0.55 (0.25)
  1. Values are numbers (percentages) unless stated otherwise
  2. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation