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Table 1 Main patient characteristic

From: Scoliosis detection, patient characteristics, referral patterns and treatment in the absence of a screening program in Norway

Characteristics Frequency (n) %
Gender (n=752)   
Girls 644 86
Boys 108 14
Age/years   
7-12 105 14
13-14 228 30
15-16 292 39
17 and older 127 17
Scoliosis detector   
Patient him/herself 50 7
Parents/family/ friends 485 64
Primary physicians 93 12
Hospital specialists 12 2
Allied health care provider 96 13
Non-health care provider 16 2
Risser sign 1   
0 182 24
1 38 5
2 76 10
3 67 9
4 251 34
5 135 18
Cobb angle/°   
10 - 24.9 119 16
25 - 34.9 229 31
35 - 39.9 114 15
40 - 44.9 91 12
>45 199 27
King Moe Classification 2   
1 220 32
2 259 37
3 164 24
4 40 6
5 9 1
Back pain 3   
Absent 307 42
Seldom 139 19
Sometimes 163 22
Often 93 13
All the time 30 4
Treatment recommendations   
Brace 161 21
Surgery 195 26
Further observation 192 26
Discharged 204 27
  1. 1)Not reported, n= 3 2)Not reported, n= 60 3)Not reported n= 20.