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Table 1 Patient characteristics at eight-year follow-up for those completing the EQ-5D-3L and 5L (n = 146)

From: Evaluation of the EQ-5D-3L and 5L versions in low back pain patients

  N % (SD)
Mean age (years) 49.9 (7.0)
Female (%) 78 53.4
Work status:   
 Working 61 41.8
 Sick leave (100%) 10 6.9
 Student 1 0.7
 Sick leave (< 100%) 4 2.7
 Pension 1 0.7
 In rehabilitation 18 12.3
 Disability pension 50 34.2
 Unemployed 1 0.7
Mean ODI 8-year follow-up 24.75 (16.11)
ODI minimal disability (0–20) 61 41.8
ODI moderate disability (21–40) 62 42.5
ODI severe disability (41–60) 21 14.4
ODI crippling back pain (60–80) 2 1.4
ODI bed-bound (80–100) 0 0
Mean VAS-pain 8-year follow-up 42.10 (26.67)