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Table 1 Demographic and clinical data of PDPN patients among different pain severity groups

From: Impact of pain severity on functioning domains, sleep, and cognition in painful diabetic peripheral polyneuropathy patients

Variable Mild pain
VAS=(3)
N=29
Number (%)
Moderate pain
VAS=(4–6)
N=39
Number (%)
Severe pain
VAS=(≥7)
N=32
Number (%)
P value
Sex
 Male 15 (51.7%) 20 (51.3%) 20 (62.5%) 0.585
 Female 14 (48.3%) 19 (48.7%) 12 (37.5%)
Marital state     
 Single 1 (3.4%) 1 (2.6%) 4 (12.5%) 0.170
 Married 28 (96.6%) 38 (97.4%) 28 (87.5%)
Education
 Educated 19 (65.5%) 16 (41.0%) 3 (9.4%) 0.0001
 Non-educated 10 (34.5%) 23 (59.0%) 29 (90.6%)
Smoking habit
 Smoker 5 (17.2%) 8 (20.5%) 10 (31.2%) 0.385
 Non-smoker 24 (82.8%) 31 (79.5%) 22 (68.8%)
Residence
 Rural 21 (72.4%) 20 (51.3%) 18 (56.2%) 0.200
 Urban 8 (27.6%) 19 (48.7%) 14 (43.8%)
Treatment
 Oral hypoglycemic 19 (65.5%) 22 (56.4%) 12 (37.5%) 0.078
 Insulin 10 (34.5%) 17 (43.6%) 20 (62.5%)
Duration of DM
 ≤5years 13 (44.8%) 11 (28.2%) 6 (18.8%) 0.245
 6–10years 8 (27.6%) 14 (35.9%) 15 (46.9%)
 ›10years 8 (27.6%) 14 (35.9%) 11 (34.4%)