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Table 2 Age in years, Risser sign, curve size in degrees, and percentage of treatment modalities according to originator of detection

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

  Age Risser sign Median(range) Curve size Mean±SD Treatment modalities
Mean±SD Brace Surgery Observation* Discharged
Patient him/herself 15.4±1.9 4 (0 to 5) 40.6±15.6 8.0 24.5 24.0 36.0
Parents/family/ friends 14.5±2.0 3 (0 to 5) 38.8±14.5 21.9 27.5 26.7 24.0
Primary physicians 14.8±2.1 4 (0 to 5) 35.8±14.4 18.1 24.5 23.4 34.0
Hospital specialists 15.6±2.4 4 (0 to 5) 39.2±15.8 16.7 25.0 16.7 41.7
Allied health care provider 14.5±2.5 4 (0 to 5) 35.3±13.5 28.1 17.7 24.0 30.2
Non-allied health care provider 14.5±2.1 4 (0 to 5) 38.3±15.8 6.3 31.3 43.8 18.8
  1. * After 6 months observation.