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Table 1 Demographic characteristics

From: Attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine in chronic pain syndromes: a questionnaire-based comparison between primary headache and low back pain

  Headache (n = 432) LBP (n = 194) p value
Gender a    < .001
Male, n (%) 106 (24.5) 74 (38.1)  
Female, n (%) 326 (75.5) 120 (61.9)  
Age, mean (SD)b 40.1 (13.8) 58.2 (14.3) < .001
Marital status a    < .001
Single, n (%) 132 (30.8) 8 (4.2)  
Partnership, n (%) 254 (59.2) 123 (64.1)  
Divorced/widowed, n (%) 43 (9.0) 61 (29.8)  
Educational level a    < .001
No vocational training, n (%) 69 (16.3) 15 (8.2)  
Vocational training, n (%) 250 (59.1) 141 (76.6)  
University degree, n (%) 93 (22) 26 (14.1)  
Other, n (%) 11 (2.6) 2 (1.1)  
Employment statistics a    < .001
Fulltime work, n (%) 202 (47.5) 60 (31.9)  
Parttime work, n (%) 81 (19.1) 13 (6.9)  
Unemployed/housewife, n (%) 93 (21.9) 22 (11.7)  
Pensioner, n (%) 32 (7.5) 80 (42.6)  
Invalidity, n (%) 17 (4) 13 (6.9)  
Family members by the same pain condition, n (%) a 254 (60.3) 68 (37.6) < .001
  1. aχ2 test was run; b t test was run