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Table 4 Socio-demographic characteristics in 272 Boston braced patients with late-onset juvenile or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at mean follow-up of 24.7 years

From: Long-term results after Boston brace treatment in late-onset juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Characteristic Brace only
N = 215
Brace and surgery
N = 25
Brace and major curve ≥ 45° at follow-up
n = 32
Educational level    
   Primary school (9 year) 6 9 7
   High school (12 year) 18 26 32
   University college 76 66 61
Work status 78 64 72
   Working full time 9 16 9
   Working part- time 2 4 0
   Student 2 4 0
   Homemaker 2 0 0
   On sick leave 1 4 4
   Rehabilitation 6 8 15
   Disability pension    
Changed job because of back pain or disability 26 46*¤ 27
Scoliosis influenced my choice of 29 42 44
education and job 32 33 48
Comorbidity 17 42*¤ 19
Smoking 84 72 63#
Married/living together    
Born children (n = 259) 87 91 86
Pain in pregnancy (n = 225) 50 53 50
  1. Percentages are given.
  2. Brace compared with brace and surgery: * p < 0.05
  3. Brace compared with brace and major curve ≥ 45°: # p < 0.05
  4. Brace and surgery compared with brace and major curve ≥ 45°:¤ p < 0.05