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Table 2

Consequences of spinal pain by gender

Type of consequence in relation to area of painAllMenWomen
Sought care last year because of ...
 LBP38 (37-39)36 (35-37)39 (38-40)
 MBP39 (38-41)34 (32-36)42 (40-44)
 NP40 (39-41)34 (32-35)43 (42-44)
Reduced physical activity last year because of...
 LBP39 (38-39)40 (38-41)38 (37-39)
 MBP29 (27-30)28 (26-31)29 (27-31)
 NP28 (27-29)25 (24-27)29 (28-30)
Sick-leave last year because of...
 LBP23 (22-24)24 (23-26)21 (20-22)
 MBP17 (15-18)18 (16-20)16 (14-17)
 NP15 (15-16)14 (13-15)16 (15-17)
Ever changed work/work duties because of...
 LBP14 (13-14)13 (12-13)14 (14-15)
 MBP11 (10-12)9 (8-10)13 (12-14)
 NP10 (9-10)7 (6-8)11 (10-12)
Has a disability pension or under consideration for one because of...
 LBP4 (4-5)3 (3-4)5 (5-6)
 MBP5 (4-5)3 (2-4)6 (5-6)
 NP4 (3-4)2 (2-3)4 (4-5)

LBP = low back pain; MBP = mid back pain; NP = neck pain.

The percentage of study participants with spinal pain in the past year who reported some sort of consequence in a study of 34,902 Danish twin individuals aged 20-71 (95% confidence intervals).

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