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Table 1 Demographic and clinical features for the treatment and control group at baseline. Given as counts (%) unless otherwise stated

From: Chiropractic management of dominating one-sided pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women; a randomized controlled trial

  Treatment group
n = 28
Control group
n = 28
Age at inclusion (years), mean (SD) 28.9 (4.5) 29.9 (4.8)
Age ≥ 30 13 of 28 (46) 14 of 28 (50)
Primiparous 16 of 26 (62) 15 of 27 (56)
Education length (years)a, mean (SD) 14.7 (4.0) 14.8 (3.1)
More than 12 y education baseline 21 of 27 (78) 21 of 25 (84)
Heavy workload baseline 6 of 28 (21) 6 of 28 (21)
BMI before pregnancy, mean (SD) 23.4 (3.1) 24.2 (4.0)
Depressed in pregnancy 1 of 27 (4) 1 of 28 (4)
Exercise before pregnancy 5 of 26 (19) 12 of 27 (44)
Exercise in early pregnancy (week 1 to18) 2 of 27 (7) 5 of 27 (19)
PP one year before pregnancy 9 of 27 (33) 4 of 27 (15)
PP and LBP in early pregnancy (week 1 to 18) 22 of 26 (85) 22 of 27 (82)
Sick leave in early pregnancyb (week 1 to 18) 6 of 28 (21) 3 of 28 (11)
  1. SD standard deviation BMI body mass index PP pelvic pain LBP low back pain
  2. an for education length is 27 and 25 for treatment and control group, respectively
  3. bOnly sick leave due to PGP and/or LBP