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Table 4 Relation between pain severity and different risk factors

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

Risks factors Pain severity Total P value
Marked pain (n = 142) Trivial pain (n = 308)
Educational level
 Illiterate 31 (21.8) 75 (24.4) 106 (23.6) 0.874
 Basic 26 (18.3) 61 (19.8) 87 (19.3)
 Secondary/intermediate 57 (40.1) 113 (36.7) 170 (37.8)
 High 28 (19.7) 59 (19.2) 87 (19.3)
Working status
 Working 26 (18.3) 75 (24.4) 101 (22.4) 0.153
 Not working 116 (81.7) 233 (75.6) 349 (77.6)
Comorbidities
 Present 23 (16.2) 49 (15.9) 72 (16.0) 0.938
 Absent 119 (83.8) 259 (84.1) 378 (84.0)
Menstrual cycle
 Regular 84 (59.2) 189 (61.4) 273 (60.7) 0.656
 Irregular 58 (40.8) 119 (38.6) 177 (39.3)
Contraception
 Yes 96 (67.6) 197 (64.0) 293 (65.1) 0.451
 No 36 (32.4) 111 (36.0) 157 (34.9)
Circumcision
 Yes 127 (89.4) 276 (89.6) 403 (89.6) 0.955
 No 15 (10.6) 32 (10.4) 47 (10.4)
Gynecological disorders
 Absent 89 (62.7) 258 (83.8) 347 (77.1) < 0.001
 Fungal infection 45 (31.7)a 50 (16.2) 95 (21.1)
 Uterine contractions 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2)
 Uterine prolapse 3 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.7)
 Genital wart 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2)
 Genital ulcer 2 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.4)
 Uterine adhesions 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2)
Presence of depression
 Absent 81 (57.0) 294 (95.5) 375 (83.3) < 0.001
 Present 61 (43.0) 14 (4.5) 75 (16.7)
Depression severity
 Minimal 81 (57.4) 294 (95.5)b 375 (83.5) < 0.001
 Moderate 5 (3.5) 6 (1.9) 11 (2.4)
 Severe 55 (39.0)b 8 (2.6) 63 (14.0)
Presence of anxiety
 Absent 112 (78.9) 298 (96.8) 410 (91.1) < 0.001
 Present 30 (21.1) 10 (3.2) 40 (8.9)
Anxiety severity
 Minimal 112 (78.9) 298 (96.8)c 410 (91.1) < 0.001
 Moderate 0 (0.00 2 (0.6) 2 (0.4)
 Severe 30 (21.1)c 8 (2.6) 38 (8.4)
  1. aPatients with fungal infection had significantly severe marked pain than patients without any physical causes (< 0.001)
  2. bPatients with severe depression had significantly severe marked pain than patients without depression (p < 0.001)
  3. cPatients with severe anxiety had significantly severe marked pain than patients without anxiety (p < 0.001)