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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants

From: Validity and reliability of the Norwegian version of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire in people on sick leave

Mean (SD) or N (%) Whole sample (n = 549) Test–retest subgroup (n = 101)
Age (yrs.) 48.6 (10.7) 48.8 (10.4)
Gender (% Women) 309 (56.3) 57 (56.4)
Civil status (%)
 Married/cohabiting 426 (77.6) 76 (75.2)
 Single/divorced 75 (13.7) 25 (24.8)
Education (> 12 years) (%) 220 (40.1) 39 (38.6)
L-diagnosis (ICPC-2) (%)
 Lower limb (L13-17) 47 (8.6) 10 (10.0)
 Upper limb (L08-12, L92-93) 121 (22.0) 16 (16.0)
 Neck (L01, L83) 36 (6.7) 3 (3.0)
 Low back (L02-03, L70, L84-86) 107 (19.5) 21 (20.9)
 Joint disorders (L88-91) 54 (9.8) 14 (13.9)
 Injuries and trauma (L72-81, L96) 51 (9.3) 7 (7.0)
 Other MSK diagnoses (L05, L07, L18-20, L26-29, L71, L82, L87, L94-95, L97-99) 133 (24.2) 30 (29.7)
Self-perceived work ability (0–10), median (range) 3 (0–10) 3 (0–9)
Self-rated health status/ EQ-VAS (0–100), mean (SD) 52.0 (21.1) 45.8 (21.0)
Physical activity (MSK-HQ q15), median (range) 2 (0–7) 1 (0–7)
Sick days the last year, median (range) 37.8 (2.3–239.2) 59.6 (13.1–237.1)
MSK-HQ (0–56), mean (SD) 27.7 (8.2) 24.9 (8.3)
Keele STarT MSK (0–12), mean (SD) 7.0 (2.4) 7.9 (2.0)
ÖMPSQ-SF (0–100), mean (SD) 55.4 (15.6) 61.8 (15.1)
iPCQ Q9 presenteeism (0–10), median (range) 5 (0–10) 5 (2–10)
EQ-5D-5L (− 0.59–1), median (range) 0.56 (− .35–1) 0.42 (− .35–.80)
  1. ICPC-2 = International Classification of Primary Care, 2nd edition; MSK-HQ = Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire; ÖMPSQ-SF = Ôrebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire short form; iPCQ = iMTA Productivity Cost Questionnaire