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Table 1 Patient characteristics of the whole sample and related to presence or absence of pain

From: A geriatric assessment in general practice: prevalence, location, impact and doctor-patient perceptions of pain

Patients Total Pain No pain p
(N = 297) (N = 219) (N = 78)
age (years) 77.0 (±5.0) 77.1 (±5.0) 76.9 (±4.9) 0.83
health problems (n) 11.2 (±4.6) 12.0 (±4.6) 9.0 (±3.8) <0.001
self-rated health 2.4 (±0.7) 2.5 (±0.7) 2.1 (±0.7) <0.001
 1 to 4 (very good to bad)
education 1.9 (±0.7) 1.9 (±0.5) 2.0 (±0.5) 0.10
 1 to 3 (low to high)a
income 1.9 (±0.5) 1.8 (±0.7) 2.0 (±0.8) 0.06
 1 to 3 (low to high)b
  1. a Education: low: lowest school leaving certificate at best and no vocational training; medium: apprenticeship, skilled worker; high: academic degree
  2. b Income: low:<1000€, high:>1500€