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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population at the time of the screening visit

From: The interest of gait markers in the identification of subgroups among fibromyalgia patients

Measurements FM patients
n = 52
Controls
n = 52
P
Age, mean (SD) years 44.1 (8.1) 44.5 (7.3) 0.59
Height, mean (SD) cm 165 (5.8) 164 (6.4) 0.35
BMI, mean (SD) k/m2 24.2 (4.1) 23.8 (4.4) 0.95
Marital Status    0.57
   Married, n 33 38 NS
   Other situations, n 19 14 NS
Education level    0.97
   Primary education, n 2 2 NA
   Secondary education, n 27 26 0.98
   Higher education, n 23 24 0.98
Professional Activity, n 50 32 < 0.0001
Physical exercise, n 32 32 NS
Concomitant treatment, n 37 17 < 0.0001
BDI, mean score (SD) 15.8 (8.2) 3.8 (3.7) < 0.0001
STAI-State, mean score (SD) 37.3 (13.6) 29.6 (8.4) 0.16
STAI-Trait, mean score (SD) 44.1 (12.6) 35.6 (9.0) 0.02
VAS weekly, mean score (SD) 63.4 (21.5) 2.8 (7.8) 0.0001
Tender points, mean (SD) 16.2 (2.1) 0 NA
Pain duration, mean (SD) years 7.3 (6.6) 0 NA
  1. NS = not stated; NA = not applicable; BDI = Beck Depression Inventory; STAI = State-Trait Anxiety Inventory; VAS = Visual Analog Scale.