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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Controlled, cross-sectional, multi-center study of physical capacity and associated factors in women with fibromyalgia

  Women with FM (n = 118) Healthy women (n = 93)  
Characteristics Mean(SD) Mean(SD) p-value
Age(years) 51.04 (9.51) 51.19 (9.64) 0.910
Symptom duration (years) 10.16 (7.95) n.a n.a
Tenderpoints (number) 15.6 (1.99) n.a n.a
Current pain (0–100) 50.5 (21.16) 2.98 (6.62) < 0.001
FIQ total (0–100) 60.4 (15.6) 6.3 (8.7) < 0.001
LTPAI (hours) 5.71 (5.64) 6.98 (4.62) 0.001
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 27.90 (5.28) 24.70 (3.48) < 0.001
  n (%) n (%)  
Education    
≤9 years 11 (9%) 11 (12%)  
10–12 years 56 (48%) 31 (33%)  
> 12 years 51 (43%) 51 (55%) 0.102
Living with an adult
Yes
77 (65%) 73 (79%) 0.251
Born in Sweden
Yes
106 (90%) 83 (89%) 0.891
Pharmacological treatment    
NSAID, paracetamol
Yes
88 (75%)   
Opioids for mild to moderate pain
Yes
13 (11%)   
Antidepressants
Yes
52 (44%)   
Anticonvulsives
Yes
5 (4%)   
Sedatives
Yes
22 (19%)   
  1. FIQ Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, LTPAI Leisure Time Physical Activity Index, NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  2. Missing: healthy women living with an adult (n = 1); FIQ total healthy women (n = 3)