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Table 1 Demographics and ultrasound findings in patients included in the full scan review and those sent a questionnaire

From: Ultrasound-detected pathologies cluster into groups with different clinical outcomes: data from 3000 community referrals for shoulder pain

  Full scan review (n = 3000) Questionnaire recipients (n = 2322) Responders (n = 777) Non-responders (n = 1545)
Age, years, mean (SD) 54.6 (15.1) 54.1 (15.1) 56.4 (13.8) 53.0 (15.6)
Female sex, % 52% 52% 54% 51%
Pain duration, months, median (IQR) 5 (3–9), n = 1165 5 (3–10), n = 868 5 (3–10), n = 292 5 (3–9), n = 576
Steroid injection at time of scan, % 33% 31% 37% 28%
RC tear, % 26% 24% 27% 23%
Full thickness RC tear, % 19% 18% 20% 17%
Bursitis, % 68% 71% 72% 71%
Impingement, % 69% (of 2992) 68% (of 2314) 71% (of 776) 67% (of 1538)
Calcific tendinitis, % 12% 12% 14% 12%
ACJ degeneration, % 40% 45% 48% 43%
Glenohumeral OA, % 6% 5% 5% 6%
Adhesive capsulitis, % 3% 3% 4% 3%
Biceps tenosynovitis, % 7% 9% 9% 9%
Rotator cuff tendinopathy, % 36% 38% 40% 37%
  1. ACJ Acromioclavicular joint, OA Osteoarthritis, RC Rotator cuff