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Table 4 Weighted proportions of co-morbidities in per cent for the three pain categories based on spreading of pain. 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 = 330–417) Regional pain (n = 1785–2203) Widespread pain (n = 199–244) Statistics (p-value)
Heart disease (%) 9.5 10.0 20.5 LP vs. RP: 0.770
LP vs. WSP: 0.001*
RP vs. WSP: <0.001*
Hypertension (%) 24.9 25.2 34.3 LP vs. RP: 0.617
LP vs. WSP: 0.013
RP vs. WSP: <0.001*
Stroke (%) 3.3 2.9 3.0 LP vs. RP: 0.940
LP vs. WSP: 0.850
RP vs. WSP: 0.513
Eczema (%) 5.8 7.3 5.6 LP vs. RP: 0.022
LP vs. WSP: 0.920
RP vs. WSP: 0.358
Diabetes (%) 18.1 23.7 37.0 LP vs. RP: 0.329
LP vs. WSP: <0.001*
RP vs. WSP: 0.001*
Pulmonary disease (%) 8.3 6.8 8.4 LP vs. RP: 0.320
LP vs. WSP: 0.960
RP vs. WSP: 0.392
Decreased general health (%) 14.4 27.2 70.3 LP vs. RP: 0.051
LP vs. WSP: <0.001*
RP vs. WSP: <0.001*
  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