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Table 3 Fibromyalgia symptoms

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

  Cases Referents OR 95%CI p
Constantly exhausted, % 89.0 34.7 10.67 5.78-19.69 < 0.0001
Whole body fatigue, % 91.9 36.9 16.31 7.84-33.93 < 0.0001
Only muscular fatigue, % 46.3 15.6 4.10 2.62-6.43 < 0.0001
Tender points, % 95.6 40.2 26.63 11.37-62.38 < 0.0001
Sense of stiffness, % 95.6 42.0 25.23 10.75-59.20 < 0.0001
Sense of bloating, % 72.1 22.1 6.30 3.81-10.43 < 0.0001
Numbness, pins and needles, % 77.2 26.4 5.48 3.27-9.19 < 0.0001
Wakes up not thoroughly rested, % 86.0 45.2 6.95 4.10-11.78 < 0.0001
Deteriorated short-term memory, % 73.5 28.9 4.66 2.86-7.59 < 0.0001
Daily pain, dull aching, % 94.9 24.4 31.33 13.82-71.03 < 0.0001
Pain at rest, % 94.9 27.9 26.26 11.61-59.40 < 0.0001
Awakened because of pain, % 83.8 19.4 13.15 7.47-23.13 < 0.0001
  1. Prevalence of fibromyalgia symptoms among cases and referents. OR = odds ratios adjusted for the influence of age, body mass index, education, occupational and immigrant status, 95%CI = 95% confidence intervals.
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