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Table 1 Characteristics of included patients with lumbar radicular leg pain and disc herniation (N = 97)

From: Up-regulation of circulating microRNA-17 is associated with lumbar radicular pain following disc herniation

  Baseline 1 year
Females, n (%) 58 (59.8)  
Age (years), mean (SD) 41.1 (9.8)  
Duration of current episode (weeks), median (IQR) 14 (8–24)  
Pain intensity (0–10), mean (SD)
 Low back pain 3.7 (2.7) 3.3 (3.1)
 Leg pain* 5.7 (2.8) 2.8 (3.1)
Current smoker (baseline), n (%) 34 (35)  
Surgery during study period, n (%)   36 (37)
Selective nerve root blocks during study period, n (%)   2 (2)
Anxiety and depression (HSCL-25) (0–4), mean (SD) 1.74 (0.48) 1.51 (0.52)
Oswestry Disability Index (0–100), mean (SD) 36.1 (17.7) 19.3 (15.7)
  1. *Only leg pain intensity was used for statistical analysis
  2. Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25