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Table 1 Comparison of Sociodemographic Data of the Chronic Pain Patients and Control Subjects

From: Alexithymia and anxiety in female chronic pain patients

  Female Pain Patients Control Subjects
  Alexithymics (n = 17) Nonalexithymics (n = 13) P Alexithymics (n = 9) Nonalexithymics (n = 28) P
Age, median ± SD (yr) 36,94 ± 11,69 31,62 ± 8,55 NS 36,78 ± 6,83 33,71 ± 7,57 NS
Education, median ± SD (yr) 6,24 ± 3,63 6,0 ± 2,12 NS 5,67 ± 2 6,89 ± 3,10 NS
Marital status, n (%)       
Single 3 2 NS 3 8 NS
Married 14 11   6 20  
  1. Abbreviation: NS, not significant