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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients.

From: Are joint and soft tissue injections painful? Results of a national French cross-sectional study of procedural pain in rheumatological practice

   (n = 8446)
Age (mean ± SD), years   62 ± 14
   <50   1613 (19.2%)
   50-59   1860 (22.0%)
   60-69   1945 (23.1%)
   70-79   2050 (24.3%)
   ≥80   970 (11.5%)
Sex (female/male), %   64/36
Number of patients taking analgesic medication for their underlying pathology during the previous week 5643 (67%)
Pain linked to the underlying pathology during the previous week (n = 8434) no pain, n (%) 78 (0.9%)
  mild pain, n (%) 1179 (14.0%)
  moderate pain, n (%) 4067 (48.2%)
  severe pain, n (%) 3110 (36.9%)
  1. *Data missing for some patients.