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Table 1 Patient Demographics and Clinicopathological Data

From: The expression of substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide is associated with the severity of tendon degeneration in lateral epicondylitis

Variables No. (%) or Mean ± SD
Gender
 Male 14 (48.28)
 Female 15 (51.72)
Age (years) 48.41 ± 10
Joba
 Housekeeping 4 (13.79)
 White-collar 12 (41.38)
 Blue-collar 13 (44.83)
Industrial accident compensationa
 No 27 (96.4)
 Yes 2 (7.1)
Affected arma
 Dominant 25 (86.21)
 Non-dominant 4 (13.79)
Smokinga
 No 22 (85.86)
 Yes 7 (24.13)
Alcohol consumptiona
 None 20 (68.96)
 Social 7 (24.13)
 Heavyc 2 (6.9)
Plain radiograph at operationa
 Normal 13 (44.83)
 Abnormald 16 (55.17)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.74 ± 3.08
Preoperative
 Symptom duration (months) 22.31 ± 15.91
 VAS score 4.62 ± 1.21
 DASH score 58.31 ± 13.63
Postoperativea
 VAS score 0.9 ± 1.3
 DASH score 15.1 ± 12.7
Postoperative range of motiona, b
 Full 27 (96.4)
 Limited 2 (7.1)
Neuropeptide expression
 SP 2.05 ± 1.29
 CGRP 5.11 ± 5.03
  1. SD Standard deviation, SP Substance P, CGRP Calcitonin gene-related peptide, acategorical variables, bevaluated at two-year follow-up (two years after operation). cindicates the patient who drinks on five or more days per month. §includes sclerotic change of the lateral condyle and calcification of the extensor tendon origin