Table 5: Exploration of the interaction between age and pain intensity and frequent visits to the family doctor.

≥3 visits to the family doctor

AgePain intensity<3 visits≥3 visitsOR (95% CI)
(%) (%)UnadjustedAdjusted (reduced)

≤50≤3185 (81.9)41 (18.1)1.01.0
≤50>374 (53.2)65 (46.8)3.96 (2.47–6.37)3.46 (2.11–5.69)
>50≤3151 (94.4)9 (5.6)0.27 (0.13–0.57)0.30 (0.14–0.65)
>50>338 (69.1)17 (30.9)2.02 (1.04–3.92)2.36 (1.16–4.81)

AgePain interference

≤50≤3178 (79.8)45 (20.2)1.01.0
≤50>381 (57.0)61 (43.0)2.98 (1.87–4.75)2.68 (1.62–4.43)
>50≤3156 (94.0)10 (6.0)0.25 (0.12–0.52)0.29 (0.14–0.60)
>50>333 (67.3)16 (32.7)1.92 (0.97–3.79)2.31 (1.11–4.81)

Note: smoking status, prior abdominal surgery, anxiety and/or depression, and malignancy status were included in adjusted model.