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Table 3 Comparison of the mean number of doctor visits for musculoskeletal pain by location in both groups (N = 39,516)

From: Musculoskeletal pain in people with and without type 2 diabetes in Taiwan: a population-based, retrospective cohort study

  Diabetic group Non-diabetic group Z p b
n: 6586 n: 32,930
Meana ± SD Meana ± SD
Neck and shoulders 0.07 ± 0.64 0.04 ± 0.39 2.803 0.005
Limbs 0.27 ± 0.25 0.17 ± 0.91 7.405 0.000
Lumbar, back and pelvis 0.35 ± 1.42 0.28 ± 1.28 4.157 0.000
  1. a The mean number of doctor visits for musculoskeletal pain by location was calculated as the sum of the doctor visits of every individual for each pain location from 2001 to 2010 divided by the total number of individuals in that group multiplied by 10
  2. bp value was calculated by Mann–Whitney U test
  3. SD standard deviation