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Table 3 Association of the pain score with different risk factors

From: Depression and anxiety as risk factors for female sexual pain

Risks factors Pain score mean ± SD P value
Educational level
 Illiterate 4.89 ± 1.45 0.634
 Basic 4.81 ± 1.52
 Secondary/intermediate 4.66 ± 1.55
 High 4.70 ± 1.45
Occupation status
 Working 4.81 ± 1.52 0.675
 Not working 4.74 ± 1.50
Comorbidities
 Present 4.81 ± 1.42 0.719
 Absent 4.74 ± 1.52
Menstrual cycle rhythm
 Regular 4.76 ± 1.49 0.843
 Irregular 4.73 ± 1.52
Contraception
 Yes 4.71 ± 1.55 0.492
 No 4.82 ± 1.41
Circumcision
 Yes 4.75 ± 1.51 0.866
 No 4.79 ± 1.42
Gynecological causes
 Absent 5.08 ± 1.44 < 0.001
 Fungal infection 3.76 ± 1.09a
 Uterine contractions 3.60
 Uterine prolapse 2.80 ± 1.38
 Genital wart 2.40
 Genital ulcer 1.80 ± 0.28
 Uterine adhesions 1.20
Presence of depression
 Absent 5.10 ± 1.34 < 0.001
 Present 3.02 ± 0.99
Depression severity
 Minimal 5.10 ± 1.34 < 0.001
 Mild 3.60
 Moderate 3.63 ± 1.21b
Severe 2.91 ± 0.92b  
Presence of anxiety
 Absent 4.88 ± 1.49 < 0.001
 Present 3.49 ± 0.90
Anxiety severity
 Minimal 4.88 ± 1.49 < 0.001
 Moderate 4.60 ± 0.28
 Severe 3.43 ± 0.88c
  1. aPatients with fungal infection had significantly lower pain score than patients without any physical causes (< 0.001)
  2. bPatients with moderate and severe depression had significantly lower pain score than patients with minimal depression (p 0.008 and < 0.001 respectively)
  3. cPatients with severe anxiety had significantly lower pain score than patients without (p < 0.001)