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Table 3 Course of disease and treatment history

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

  Headache LBP p value
Duration of disease years; mean (SD) 16.28 (13) 12.03 (12.7) < .001
Duration of treatment years; mean (SD) 10.1 (10.1) 10.5 (11.5) n.s.
Duration of CAM treatment for headache or LBP years; mean (SD) 7.2 (7.3) 6.3 (14.7) n.s.
Days with analgesic medication per month; mean (SD) 8.4 (7.2) 21.1 (11.0) < .001