Table 1

OLAWIS cohort, chronic pain profile

OverallNo painMild pain, functional impairment unlikelySevere pain, functional impairment likely
N 1131 254 479 398
During the past 4 weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal work (including both work outside the home and housework)?
N 1131 254 479 398
 Not at all254 (22.5)254 (100.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
 A little bit287 (25.4)0 (0.0)287 (59.9)0 (0.0)
 Moderately235 (20.8)0 (0.0)192 (40.1)43 (10.8)
 Quite a bit209 (18.5)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)209 (52.5)
 Extremely146 (12.9)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)146 (36.7)
On a scale from 0 to 10, how would you rate your pain due to your injury at the PRESENT TIME (that is right now), where 0 is no pain and 10 is pain as bad as it could be?
N 876 479 397
 0131 (15.0)NA116 (24.2)15 (3.8)
 150 (5.7)NA48 (10.0)2 (0.5)
 292 (10.5)NA78 (16.3)14 (3.5)
 3110 (12.6)NA92 (19.2)18 (4.5)
 491 (10.4)NA63 (13.2)28 (7.1)
 5107 (12.2)NA61 (12.7)46 (11.6)
 696 (11.0)NA11 (2.3)85 (21.4)
 794 (10.7)NA5 (1.0)89 (22.4)
 862 (7.1)NA4 (0.8)58 (14.6)
 923 (2.6)NA0 (0.0)23 (5.8)
 1020 (2.3)NA1 (0.2)19 (4.8)
Mean (SD) 4.11 (2.75) NA 2.46 (1.95) 6.10 (2.23)
Median (IQR) 4.00 (2.00, 6.00) NA 2.00 (1.00, 4.00) 6.00 (5.00, 8.00)
  • NA, not available; OLAWIS, Ontario Life After Work Injury Study.