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Table 3 Demographic variables in the three pain categories based on spreading of pain presented as weighted prevalence (%). Statistical comparisons are furthest to the righta

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)

Pain category Variables Local pain (n = 414–418) Regional pain (n = 2200–2203) Widespread pain (n = 244–245) Statistics (p-value)
Women (%) 51.4 59.4 75.6 LP vs. RP: <0.001*
LP vs. WSP: <0.001*
RP vs. WSP: <0.001*
Married (%) 50.2 52.0 52.8 LP vs. RP: 0.490
LP vs. WSP: 0.818
RP vs. WSP: 0.320
Low education level (%) 69.6 70.8 82.4 LP vs. RP: 0.740
LP vs. WSP: <0.001*
RP vs. WSP: < 0.001*
Mean age (years (sd)) 53.3 (16.1) 51.7 (15.0) 52.2 (11.2) LP vs. RP: 0.005*
LP vs. WSP: 0.135
RP vs. WSP: 0.161
  1. Range of response rate (n) across the variables is in the pain category column
  2. LP local pain, RP regional pain, WSP widespread pain
  3. *Denotes statistical group difference
  4. aDifferences in proportions are tested pair-wise