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TABLE 1

Return to:   Comparing the Satisfaction of Low Back Pain Patients Randomized
to Receive Medical or Chiropractic Care

Means and Standard Deviations or Percentages of Baseline Variables, by Assigned Provider Group

Assigned Provider Group
VariableMedical (n = 340)Chiropractic (n = 341)
Mean SF-36 mental health score (SD)70.1 (16.8)72.5 (16.2)
Mean Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire score (SD)11.1 (5.5)10.8 (5.3)
Mean average pain during past week (SD) 4.6 (1.9) 4.6 (1.9)
Mean age, y (SD)49.3 (16.6)52.6 (16.6)
% with pain for >1 y prior to study4945
% with leg pain5759
% male5046
Education, %
    High school or less2732
    Vocational school or some college3742
    College degree or more3626
Race/ethnicity, %
    Non-Latino White5764
    Latino3326
    Other1010
Note. SF-36 = Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey.