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Table 2 Burden of disease

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
Days with pain within the last three months (mean/SD) 30.2 (27.2) 78.2 (22.4) < .001
Mean pain intensity (NRS 0-10/SD) 7.1 (1.8) 6.9 (2.0) n.s.
Lost work days within the last three months due to headache/LBP (mean/SD) 4.7 (11.2) 23.2 (30.0) < .001
Days with reduced work capacity (> 50%) within the last three months due to headache/LBP (mean/SD) 13.7 (16.9) 41.9 (36.0) < .001
Days with reduced social capacity within
the last three months due to headache/LBP (mean/SD)
9.49 (14.5) 22.67 (27.7) < .001
Days with inability to do any housework due to headache/LBP (mean/SD) 7.6 (11.6) 20.56 (27.4) < .001
Days with reduced function(≥ 50%) in house work within the last three months due to headache/LBP (mean/SD) 10.87 (14.9) 56.81 (31.4) < .001