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Table 2 Weighted prevalence in per cent (%) of comorbidities, general health, physical activity, and low educational level for individuals reporting pain and those not reporting pain

From: Comorbidities, intensity, frequency and duration of pain, daily functioning and health care seeking in local, regional, and widespread pain—a descriptive population-based survey (SwePain)

np = 2983, nnp = 1491 Pain % No pain % Difference % 95 % CI P-values
Heart disease 11.0 6.7 4.3 2.53; 6.08 <0.001*
nP =2466, nnp =1387
Hypertension 26.5 18.7 7.8 5.20; 10.34 <0.001*
np = 2715, nnp = 1488
Stroke 3.1 1.9 1.1 0.6; 1.7 0.019
np=2385, nnp = 1470
Diabetes 7.3 5.4 1.9 0.35; 3.45 <0.001*
np = 2441, nnp = 1474
Eczema 22.9 14.4 8.5 6.06; 1.7 <0.001*
np = 2492, nnp = 1489
Pulmonary disease 7.3 4.1 3.2 1.77; 4.63 <0.001*
np = 2442, nnp = 1460
Decreased general health 27.6 6.1 21.5 19.5; 23.5 <0.001*
np = 2963, nnp = 1407
Maximally 1 h weekly spent on demanding physical activities 41.7 34.5 7.2 5.8; 7.6 0.001*
np = 2967, nnp = 1409
Low educational level 72.2 62.1 10.1 7.28; 12.83 <0.001*
nP = 2963, nnp = 1407
  1. The far right indicates differences between the two groups, 95 % confidence interval (CI), and p-values
  2. n p response rates in pain group, n np response rates in no-pain group
  3. *Denotes significant group difference