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Table 4 Demographic characteristics and comorbidities in cohorts with and without sciatica by propensity score matching

From: Herpes zoster in patients with sciatica

Variable Sciatica p-value
No Yes
N = 27,097 N = 27,097
Age, year    0.74
  ≤ 49 9228 (34.1) 9262 (34.2)  
 50–64 9400 (34.7) 9378 (34.6)  
 65+ 8469 (31.3) 8457 (31.2)  
 Mean ± SDa 55.8 ± 15.1 55.8 ± 15.2 0.99
Sex    0.99
 Female 15,740 (58.1) 15,778 (58.2)  
 Male 11,357 (41.9) 11,319 (41.8)  
Comorbidity
 Diabetes 2488 (9.18) 2488 (9.03) 0.55
 CAD 5517 (20.4) 5528 (20.4) 0.91
 Depression 1438 (5.31) 1457 (5.38) 0.72
 Chronic kidney disease 508 (1.87) 458 (1.69) 0.10
 Obesity 384 (1.42) 379 (1.40) 0.86
 Cancer 772 (2.85) 719 (2.65) 0.16
 Lumbar disc herniation 16,769 (61.9) 16,766 (61.9) 0.98
  1. Chi-Square Test; a: T-Test
  2. CAD denotes coronary artery disease