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Table 3 Distribution of COMT genotypes (Met/Met and pooled Met/Val or Val/Val) 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 or Val/Val p Met/Met Met/Val or Val/Val p
Genotypes           
Controls (%) 259 34.7 487 65.3   246 33.2 496 66.8  
Chronic MSCs (%) 185 29.4 444 70.6 0.04 272 30.2 628 69.8 0.22
Chronic neck pain (%) 58 26.5 161 73.5 0.03 91 29.3 220 70.7 0.25
Chronic shoulder pain (%) 72 28.3 182 71.7 0.07 109 31.4 238 68.6 0.62
Chronic elbow pain (%) 20 22.7 68 77.3 0.03 52 32.1 110 67.9 0.87
Chronic wrist/hand pain (%) 36 27.9 93 72.1 0.16 68 28.9 167 71.1 0.26
Chronic chest/abdomen pain (%) 17 28.3 43 71.7 0.39 37 35.9 66 64.1 0.66
Chronic upper back pain (%) 30 37.5 50 62.5 0.71 63 33.7 124 66.3 0.96
Chronic lower back pain (%) 67 30.7 151 69.3 0.31 87 28.2 221 71.8 0.14
Chronic hip pain (%) 44 28.0 113 72.0 0.13 94 32.1 199 67.9 0.80
Chronic knee pain (%) 46 28.4 116 71.6 0.15 91 30.3 209 69.7 0.42
Chronic ankle/foot pain (%) 40 29.0 98 71.0 0.23 75 28.8 185 71.2 0.23
Chronic widespread pain (%) 60 30.0 140 70.0 0.24 102 30.7 230 69.3 0.47