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Table 3 Sociodemographic characteristics in 381 Boston braced patients with late-onset juvenile or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at mean follow-up of 23.4 years

From: Early weaning in idiopathic scoliosis

Characteristic A. Unplanned early weaning B. Planned early weaning C. Ordinary bracing
n = 32 n = 59 n = 290
Educational level
 Primary school (9 year) 7 9 9
 High school (12 year) 32 19 22
 University college 61 72 69
Work status
 Working full time 78 75 78
 Working part-time 4 7 7
 Student/homemaker 6 7 5
 On sick leave 0 3 2
 Disability pension 12 8 8
Changed job because of back pain or disability 36 34 24
Scoliosis influenced my choice of education and job 34 28 29
Comorbidity 23 30 33
Smoking 34 13 20
Any treatment last year 52 59 56
Physiotherapy last year 19 35 27
Born children (n =303) 90 90 85
Pain in pregnancy (n = 303) 46 49 53
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