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Research Article

Prevalence of Chronic Pain, Treatments, Perception, and Interference on Life Activities: Brazilian Population-Based Survey

Table 3

Comparison of pain characteristics between genders in the Brazilian population 2015-2016.

MaleFemaleTotalStatistical analysis

Age
Mean (CI 95%)42.2 (39.7–44.7)40.5 (38.7–42.3)41.2 (39.7–42.7)NS

Intensity
(0 to 10)6.0 (5.6–6.4)7.0 (6.6–7.3)6.5 (6.3–6.8)

Weekly frequencyChi-square 4.16
Less than 138.8% (47)31.2% (49)34.5% (96)
1-2 days28.9% (35)21.7% (34)24.8% (69)
3-4 days5.0% (6)9.6% (15)7.6% (21)
5–7 days27.3% (33)37.6% (59)33.1% (92)

Crises durationChi-square 6.26
Momentary15.8% (19)12.8% (20)14.1% (39)
Few hours28.3% (34)17.9% (28)22.5% (62)
One day26.7% (32)23.7% (37)25.9% (69)
Constant29.2% (35)45.5% (71)38.4% (106)

Interference with DLAs
(0–10)6.3 (5.8–6.7)7.3 (6.9–7.6)6.8 (6.54–7.1)

Interference with self-careChi-square 9.9
Not at all a problem46.8% (51)27.6% (37)36.2% (88)
Minor problem33.0% (36)39.6% (53)36.6% (89)
Moderate problem11.9% (13)14.9% (20)13.6% (33)
Serious problem8.3% (9)17.9% (24)13.6% (33)

Interferes with walkingNS
Not at all a problem37.7% (43)37.7% (55)37.7% (98)
Minor problem27.2% (31)24.0% (35)25.4% (66)
Moderate problem17.5% (20)18.5% (27)18.1% (47)
Serious problem17.5% (20)19.9% (29)18.8% (49)

Interferes with workChi-square 3.96
Not at all a problem21.9% (25)20.3% (30)21.0% (55)
Minor problem33.3% (38)25.0% (37)28.6% (75)
Moderate problem29.8% (34)25.0% (37)27.1% (71)
Serious problem14.9% (17)29.7% (44)23.3% (61)

Affects social lifeChi-square 4.22
Not at all a problem39.6% (44)33.6% (47)36.3% (91)
Minor problem33.3% (37)24.3% (34)28.3% (71)
Moderate problem14.4% (16)22.1% (31)18.7% (47)
Serious problem12.6% (14)20.0% (28)16.7% (42)

Irritates and emotionally affects the individualChi-square 7.97
Not at all a problem45.6% (52)32.0% (48)37.9% (100)
Minor problem28.9% (33)27.3% (41)28.0% (74)
Moderate problem11.4% (13)15.3% (23)13.6% (36)
Serious problem14.0% (16)25.3% (38)20.5% (54)

Causes sadness or depressionChi-square 5.99
Not at all a problem62.3% (71)49.0% (70)54.9% (141)
Minor problem18.4% (21)19.6% (28)19.1% (49)
Moderate problem7.9% (9)10.5% (15)9.3% (24)
Serious problem11.4% (13)21.0% (30)16.7% (43)

Affects sexual lifeChi-square 11.23
Not at all a problem69.0% (78)49.7% (71)58.2% (149)
Minor problem16.8% (19)17.5% (25)17.2% (44)
Moderate problem5.3% (6)16.1% (23)11.3% (29)
Serious problem8.8% (10)16.8% (24)13.3% (34)

Interrupts sleepChi-square 6.95
Not at all a problem43.1% (50)30.8% (45)36.3% (95)
Minor problem19.0% (22)19.2% (28)19.1% (50)
Moderate problem21.6% (25)18.5% (27)19.8% (52)
Serious problem16.4% (19)31.5% (46)24.8% (65)

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