Table 3

Number of individuals included in the study of recurrence/persistence of chronic LBP, among individuals with chronic LBP at baseline

WomenMen
Total nWith chronic LBP in HUNT3
n (%)
Total nWith chronic LBP in HUNT3
n (%)
Age at baseline (year)
 30–39772412 (53.4)427203 (47.5)
 40–491214735 (60.5)879461 (52.4)
 50–591285786 (61.2)905431 (47.6)
 60–69755471 (62.4)565247 (43.7)
BMI at baseline (kg/m2)
 ≤24.91615903 (55.9)854407 (47.7)
 25–29.91630976 (59.9)1495709 (47.4)
 30–34.9569379 (66.6)370192 (51.9)
 ≥35205139 (67.8)5432 (59.3)
Diabetes
 Absent39582359 (59.6)27261316 (48.3)
 Present6845 (66.2)5026 (52.0)
  • BMI, body mass index; HUNT, Nord-Trøndelag Health Study; LBP, low back pain.