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Table 2 Distribution of COMT genotypes and alleles in controls and different chronic MSCs groups separated by gender

From: No association between chronic musculoskeletal complaints and Val158Met polymorphism in the Catechol-O-methyltransferase gene. The HUNT study

  Men Women
  Met/Met Met/Val Val/Val Met/Met Met/Val Val/Val
Genotypes             
Controls (%) 259 34.7 351 47.1 136 18.2 246 33.2 360 48.5 136 18.3
Chronic MSCs (%) 185 29.4 332 52.8 112 17.8 272 30.2 458 50.9 170 18.9
Chronic neck pain (%) 58 26.5 118 53.9 43 19.6 91 29.3 166 53.4 54 17.4
Chronic shoulder pain (%) 72 28.3 132 52.0 50 19.7 109 31.4 182 52.4 56 16.1
Chronic elbow pain (%) 20 22.7 52 59.1 16 18.2 52 32.1 81 50.0 29 17.9
Chronic wrist/hand pain (%) 36 27.9 71 55.0 22 17.1 68 28.9 118 50.2 49 20.9
Chronic chest/abdomen pain (%) 17 28.3 37 61.7 6 10.0 37 35.9 49 47.6 17 16.5
Chronic upper back pain (%) 30 37.5 32 40.0 18 22.5 63 33.7 99 52.9 25 13.4
Chronic lower back pain (%) 67 30.7 110 50.5 41 18.8 87 28.2 161 52.3 60 19.5
Chronic hip pain (%) 44 28.0 87 55.4 26 16.6 94 32.1 141 48.1 58 19.8
Chronic knee pain (%) 46 28.4 76 46.9 40 24.7 91 30.3 161 53.7 48 16.0
Chronic ankle/foot pain (%) 40 29.0 76 55.1 22 15.9 75 28.8 138 53.1 47 18.1
Chronic widespread pain (%) 60 30.0 103 51.5 37 18.5 102 30.7 170 51.2 60 18.1
Alleles Met   Val     Met   Val    
Controls (%) 869 58.2 623 41.8    852 57.4 632 42.6   
Chronic MSCs (%) 702 55.8 556 44.2    1002 55.7 798 44.3   
Chronic neck pain (%) 234 53.4 204 46.6    348 55.9 274 44.1   
Chronic shoulder pain (%) 276 54.3 232 45.7    400 57.6 294 42.4   
Chronic elbow pain (%) 92 52.3 84 47.7    185 57.1 139 42.9   
Chronic wrist/hand pain (%) 143 55.4 115 44.6    254 54.0 216 46.0   
Chronic chest/abdomen pain (%) 71 59.2 49 40.8    123 59.7 83 40.3   
Chronic upper back pain (%) 92 57.5 68 42.5    225 60.2 149 39.8   
Chronic lower back pain (%) 244 56.0 192 44.0    335 54.4 281 45.6   
Chronic hip pain (%) 175 55.7 139 44.3    329 56.1 257 43.9   
Chronic knee pain (%) 168 51.9 156 48.1    343 57.2 257 42.8   
Chronic ankle/foot pain (%) 156 56.5 120 43.5    288 55.4 232 44.6   
Chronic widespread pain (%) 223 55.8 177 44.2    374 56.3 290 43.7