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Table 4 Characteristics of patients with persistent MUPS (n = 526) in numbers and percent

From: Patients with persistent medically unexplained physical symptoms: a descriptive study from Norwegian general practice

  All Men Women
Gender    127 (24.1%) 399 (75.9%)
Age (years)       
Mean 46.11 (SD = 13.92) 45.74 (SD = 14.09) 46.23 (SD = 13.88)
18-40 182 (35.0) 43 (34.7) 139 (35.1)
41-65 291 (56.0) 70 (56.6) 221 (55.8)
>65 47 (9.0) 11 (8.7) 36 (9.1)
Education (n, %)       
Primary school 131 (25.5) 30 (24.4) 101 (25.9)
Highschool 249 (48.6) 67 (54.5) 182 (46.7)
College/university 133 (25.9) 26 (21.1) 107 (27.4)
Duration of MUPS (n, %)       
<1 year 73 (14.0) 25 (20.0) 48 (12.1)
1-5 years 161 (30.9) 39 (31.2) 122 (30.8)
> 5 years 287 (55.1) 61 (48.8) 226 (57.1)
  1. Age, level of education and symptom duration.