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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and comorbidities in cohorts with and without Sciatica

From: Herpes zoster in patients with sciatica

Variable Sciatica p-value
No Yes
N = 49,023 N = 49,023
Age, year    0.99
  ≤ 49 18,729 (38.2) 18,729 (38.2)  
 50–64 16,682 (34.0) 16,682 (34.0)  
 65+ 13,612 (27.8) 13,612 (27.8)  
 Mean ± SDa 54.1 ± 15.4 54.8 ± 15.1 < 0.001
Sex    0.99
 Female 27,378 (55.9) 27,378 (55.9)  
 Male 21,645 (44.2) 21,645 (45.2)  
Comorbidity
 Diabetes 3849 (7.85) 4592 (9.37) < 0.001
 CAD 7491 (15.3) 11,260 (23.0) < 0.001
 Depression 2016 (4.11) 3356 (6.85) < 0.001
 Chronic kidney disease 859 (1.75) 926 (1.89) 0.11
 Obesity 544 (1.11) 932 (1.90) < 0.001
 Cancer 1376 (2.81) 1178 (2.40) < 0.001
 Lumbar disc herniation 16,769 (34.2) 38,692 (78.9) < 0.001
  1. Chi-Square Test; a: T-Test
  2. CAD denotes coronary artery disease