International Journal of Inflammation / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Inflammatory Serum Protein Profiling of Patients with Lumbar Radicular Pain One Year after Disc Herniation

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients grouped in the high and low pain group.

Low painHigh pain value

Gender, men/women (%) 11/11/(50/50)12/11 (52/48)0.884
Age, mean (SD)40 (9)41 (12)0.697
Current smoker, yes/no (%)6/16 (27/73)13/10 (57/43)0.047
Treatment, surgery/conservative (%)10/12 (45/55)8/15 (35/65)0.465
HSCL total score, mean (SD)1.53 (0.41)2.09 (0.56)0.001

Pearson Chi-square, unpaired Student’s -test, and Mann-Whitney test. SD: standard deviation, and HSCL: Hopkins symptom checklist.