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Table 4 General symptoms

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

  Cases Referents OR 95%CI p
Cries easily, % 54.7 32.4 1.92 1.20-3.06 < 0.01
Melancholy, % 78.1 47.9 3.04 1.85-5.00 < 0.0001
General fatigue, % 95.6 71.1 9.44 4.03-22.12 < 0.0001
Insomnia, % 83.2 45.4 5.96 3.66-9.73 < 0.0001
Exhaustion, % 67.2 43.1 2.79 1.85-4.21 < 0.0001
Irritability, % 75.9 45.1 4.25 2.71-6.69 < 0.0001
Nervousness, % 43.1 14.2 3.16 1.93-5.18 < 0.0001
Impaired concentration, % 80.3 37.4 7.11 4.43-11.40 < 0.0001
Difficulty in relaxing, % 78.1 40.4 5.51 3.49-8.71 < 0.0001
Restlessness, % 65.0 33.2 3.92 2.59-5.93 < 0.0001
Headache, % 82.5 53.4 4.40 2.69-7.18 < 0.0001
Difficulty in passing urine, % 11.7 3.7 1.88 0.85-4.16 0.12
Bad appetite, % 21.2 9.5 1.56 0.85-2.84 0.15
Nausea, % 51.8 18.2 4.92 3.19-7.59 < 0.0001
Diarrhoea, % 44.5 19.0 3.43 2.26-5.22 < 0.0001
Constipation, % 47.4 19.0 3.86 2.54-5.87 < 0.0001
Abdominal pain, % 67.9 30.7 5.03 3.29-7.67 < 0.0001
Pain in the joints, % 93.4 35.7 17.60 8.33-37.19 < 0.0001
Back ache, % 93.4 44.4 16.70 8.22-33.93 < 0.0001
Pain in the legs, % 94.9 34.9 21.96 9.71-49.68 < 0.0001
Feeling cold, % 61.0 32.4 2.36 1.46-3.82 0.0005
Sweating, % 52.6 23.2 3.28 2.14-5.03 < 0.0001
Loss of weight, % 6.6 5.5 0.87 0.36-2.07 0.75
Overweight, % 47.4 27.7 1.51 0.92-2.49 0.10
Breathlessness, % 45.3 16.5 2.44 1.47-4.05 0.0005
Chest pain, % 41.6 13.7 3.85 2.43-6.10 < 0.0001
Cough, % 30.7 24.2 1.19 0.76-1.86 0.46
Dizziness, % 56.2 30.7 2.90 1.95-4.32 < 0.0001
Impaired hearing, % 36.5 16.0 3.00 1.93-4.68 < 0.0001
Eye problems, % 64.2 21.7 6.48 4.25-9.89 < 0.0001
  1. Prevalence of general 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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