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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of the FM patients, healthy controls, and RA patients

From: Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of a Bengali version of the modified fibromyalgia impact questionnaire

Variable FM patients Healthy controls RA patients P*
(n = 102) (n = 50) (n = 50)
Age (years) 32.1 ± 11.8 33.6 ± 12 35.9 ± 11.1 0.171
Disease duration (months) 31.5 ± 3.2 - - -
Occupation, n (%)     0.052
Housewife 67 (65.7) 28 (56.0) 39 (78.0)  
Student 16 (15.7) 5 (10.0) 5 (10.0)  
Other 19 (18.6) 17 (34.0) 6 (12)  
Religion, n (%)     0.078
Islam 100 (98.0) 47 (94.0) 45 (90.0)  
Hinduism/Buddhism 2 (2.0) 3 (6.0) 5 (10.0)  
Marital status, n (%)     0.101
Married 71 (69.6) 32 (64.0) 33 (66.0)  
Unmarried 22 (21.6) 13 (26.0) 6 (12.0)  
Widow/divorced 9 (8.8) 5 (10.0) 11 (22.0)  
Educational level, n (%)     0.012
No education 18 (17.6) 18 (36.0) 14 (28.0)  
Primary 28 (27.7) 9 (18.0) 10 (20.0)  
Secondary 48 (47.1) 12 (24.0) 19 (38.0)  
Graduate and above 8 (7.8) 11 (22.0) 7 (14.0)  
  1. Values are mean ± SD or n (%). *One-way ANOVA, chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test where appropriate.