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Table 1 Study population

From: General symptom reporting in female fibromyalgia patients and referents: a population-based case-referent study

  Cases Referents    
  Mean or % SD Mean or % SD p OR 95%CI
N 138   401     
Age, years 49.5 8.79 48.8 8.25 n.s. 0.97 0.93-0.997
Marital status, %      n.s.   
   Single 7.4   9.3     
   Married or cohabiting 71.1   73.4     
   Divorced 18.5   15.0     
Widowed 3.0   2.3     
No. of children 2.4 1.16 2.2 1.28 n.s.   
Migrant status, %        
   1st generation immigrant 20.3   9.7   < 0.001 2.39 1.40-4.06
   2nd generation immigrant 2.9   4.0   n.s.   
Education, %      < 0.001 0.80 0.65-0.98
   Secondary school only 22.0   8.8     
   Vocational training 17.7   16.5     
   High school 31.6   23.3     
   College or university 28.7   51.4     
Occupational status, %      < 0.001 3.58 2.63-4.86
   Working full time 10.3   52.1     
   Working part time 15.4   26.4     
   Unemployed, on sick-leave or retired 74.3   19.4     
   Other -   2.1     
Income level (SEK/year), %      < 0.001 0.90 0.75-1.08
   < 100.000 16.1   5.2     
   100,000-149,000 19.7   8.3     
   150,000-199,000 12.2   11.6     
   200,000-299,000 19.9   28.7     
   > 300.000 32.1   46.2     
Pain duration, years 16.0 11.8 - -    
  1. Characteristics of the study population.
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