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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of all participants (cross-cultural adaptation, test–retest reliability, and criterion validity samples)

From: Adaptation and validation of the Nigerian Igbo Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support in patients with chronic low back pain

  Age Gender Marital status Main occupation Religion Education (years completed) Literacy Habitation
Cross-cultural adaptation (pilot/pretesting) sample; n = 12 45 years (SD 10.36) Male: 7 (58.30%) Married: 11 (91.70%)
Single: 1 (8.30%)
Non-manual workers: 5 (41.70%)
Manual workers: 7 (58.30%)
Pentecostal: 10 (83.30%)
Catholic: 2 (16.70%)
10.00 (3.70) Illiterate: 4 (33.30%)
English: 6 (50%)
English/Igbo: 2 (16.70%)
Rural: 12 (100%)
Test–retest reliability sample; n = 50 45.2 years (SD 11.55) Male: 18 (36.00%) Married: 37 (74.00%)
Single: 8 (16.00%)
Widowed: 4 (8.00%)
Separated: 1 (2.00%)
Paid non-manual: 25 (50.00%)
Self-employed business/farming: 19 (38.00%)
Keeping house/homemaker: 2 (4.00%)
Student: 2 (4.00%)
Non-paid work/volunteer/charity: 1 (2.00%)
  13.30 (7.14)   Urban: 30 (60.00%)
Rural: 20 (40.00%)
Criterion validity sample; n = 200 48.6 years (SD 12.00) Male: 112 (44.00%) Married: 143 (71.50%)
Widowed: 31 (15.50%)
Single: 22 (11.00%)
Cohabiting: 2 (1.00%)
Separated: 2 (1.00%)
Self-employed business/farming: 125 (62.50%)
Paid non-manual: 31 (15.50%)
Non-paid work/volunteer/charity: 16 (8.00%)
Keeping house/homemaker: 13 (6.50%)
Student: 7 (3.50%)
Unemployed (health reasons): 4 (2.00%)
Unemployed (other reasons): 3 (1.50%)
Retired: 1 (0.50%)
  7.00 (6.40)   Rural: 200 (100%)