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Table 1 Association of gender, pathology group and age group with mean number of episodes and duration of episodes and details of multivariate ANOVA.

From: Epidemiology of episodic adenolymphangitis: a longitudinal prospective surveillance among a rural community endemic for bancroftian filariasis in coastal Orissa, India

Independent Variable Total number of patients
in each category
Total number of episodes
in each category
Mean number of episodes Mean duration (days) of episode
    Mean ± SD Coefficient (P)a Mean ± SD Coefficient (P)b
Gender       
   Male 52 63 1.21 ± 0.57 1.169 (0.000) 3.95 ± 2.05 0.508 (0.221)
   Female 20 50 2.50 ± 1.67   3.90 ± 1.79  
Pathology group       
   Hydrocele 31 38 1.23 ± 0.67 0.276 (0.071) 4.56 ± 2.34 0.505 (0.034)
   Lymphoedema 19 47 2.47 ± 1.71   3.74 ± 1.76  
   Both 3 4 1.33 ± 0.58   3.67 ± 1.15  
   None 19 24 1.26 ± 0.56   3.52 ± 1.62  
Age group       
   7–20 years 10 16 1.60 ± 1.08 0.002 (0.768) 4.38 ± 1.82 0.023 (0.0557)
   21–40 years 30 40 1.33 ± 0.84   4.24 ± 2.41  
   41–60 years 24 42 1.75 ± 1.45   3.60 ± 1.51  
   61–75 years 8 15 1.88 ± 1.25   3.64 ± 1.80  
Total 72 113 1.57 ± 1.15   3.93 ± 1.94  
  1. aFor number of episodes: F = 9.317 (P < 0.001), Adjusted R2 = 0.260
  2. bFor duration of episodes: F = 2.607 (P < 0.05), Adjusted R2 = 0.041