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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain - differences and similarities. A comparison of 3057 patients with diabetic painful neuropathy and fibromyalgia

Aetiology DPN Fibromyalgia s
Patients (n,%) 1623 (100.0%) 1434 (100.0%)  
   Male (n,%) 824 (50.8%) 153 (10.7%) < 0.001
   Female (n,%) 799 (49.2%) 1281 (89.3%)  
Age (years) * 61.9 ± 13.0 51.9 ± 10.8 < 0.001
   P25/P75 54/71 46/59  
Height (cm) *    
males 176.8 ± 7.5 176.5 ± 17.2 n.s.
females 164.2 ± 7.0 164.3 ± 8.0 n.s.
Weight (kg) *    
males 90.8 ± 17.5 87.4 ± 20.9 n.s.
females 79.2 ± 16.2 74.5 ± 16.9 < 0.001
BMI (kg/m2) *    
males 29.0 ± 5.1 27.9 ± 5.8 0.023
females 29.5 ± 6.2 27.6 ± 6.0 < 0.001
PHQ-9 score, depression    
   None (0-4) 27.9% 7.3% < 0.001
   Mild (5-9) 34.7% 27.0% < 0.001
   Moderate/moderately severe (10-19) 31.6% 51.6% < 0.001
   Severe (20-27) 5.8% 14.1% < 0.001
Panic/anxiety disorder present 8.6% 17.9% < 0.001
MOS sleep scale    
   Sleep disturbances [0;100] * 46.7 ± 24.6 53.4 ± 24.2 < 0.001
   Optimal sleep 33.2% 31.2% n.s.
   Somnolence [0;100] * 46.5 ± 22.4 51.2 ± 21.5 < 0.001
   Sleep quantity (hours) * 6.1 ± 1.6 5.9 ± 1.6 < 0.001
   Sleep adequacy [0;100] * 49.6 ± 26.6 33.6 ± 25.4 < 0.001
  1. *mean ± standard deviation
  2. BMI: body mass index; P25/P75: 25% and 75% percentiles; DPN: painful diabetic neuropathy; n.s.: not significant.