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Table 6 Weighted proportions in per cent (%) of different implications of pain in the three pain categories based spreading of pain on the body. 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 = 400–417) Regional pain (n = 2261–2205) Widespread pain (n = 242–245) Statistics (p-value)
Maximally 1 h weekly spent on demanding physical activities (%) 36.4 42.3 46.5 LP vs. RP: 0.025
LP vs. WSP: 0.001*
RP vs. WSP: 0.321
Impact on ability to work or to perform daily chores (%) 12.6 19.0 74.6 LP vs. RP: 0.002*
LP vs. WSP: <0.001*
RP vs. WSP: <0.001*
Complementary health care last 12 months (%) 19.5 19.4 21.7 LP vs. RP: 0.980
LP vs. WSP: 0.500
RP vs. WSP: 0.390
Health care previous 12 months (%) 37.1 40.5 81.5 LP vs. RP: 0.260
LP vs. WSP: <0.001*
RP vs. WSP: <0.001*
Hospitality and treatment from health care service (%) 8 (0–10) 7 (0–10) 6 (0–10) LP vs. RP: 0.018
LP vs. WSP: <0.001*
RP vs. WSP: 0.028
  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