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Table 2 Description of pain intensity in various ulcer diagnoses and the number of diagnoses

From: Leg ulcers in older people: a national study addressing variation in diagnosis, pain and sleep disturbance

  Venous (n = 762) Arterial (n = 184) Venous-arterial (n = 162) Other types (n = 698) Lateral ulcer, One diagnosis (n = 1805) Bilateral ulcers, different diagnoses (n = 18)
Pain (NRS) (%)       
 0 50.4 (384) 27.2 (50) 38.9 (63) 54.9 (383) 48.8 (880) 29.4 (6)
 1 1.3 (10) 1.6 (3) 0.0 (0) 1.7 (12) 1.4 (25) 0.0 (0)
 2 2.9 (22) 4.3 (8) 3.1 (5) 4.6 (32) 3.7 (67) 0.0 (0)
 3 6.6 (50) 6.0 (11) 6.2 (10) 4.4 (31) 5.7 (102) 0.0 (0)
 4 7.3 (56) 6.5 (12) 4.9 (8) 4.9 (34) 6.1 (110) 0.0 (0)
 5 9.8 (75) 16.8 (31) 13.0 (21) 10.0 (70) 10.9 (197) 5.9 (1)
 6 3.9 (30) 6.5 (12) 8.6 (14) 3.6 (25) 4.5 (81) 5.9 (1)
 7 7.6 (58) 8.7 (16) 8.0 (13) 5.7 (40) 7.0 (127) 17.6 (3)
 8 5.6 (43) 9.2 (17) 8.6 (14) 5.4 (38) 6.1 (111) 23.5 (4)
 9 1.8 (14) 3.3 (6) 1.9 (3) 1.6 (11) 1.9 (34) 17.6 (3)
 10 2.6 (20) 9.8 (18) 6.8 (11) 3.2 (22) 3.9 (71) 0.0 (0)
Meana (SD) 5.45 (2.25) 6.04 (2.46) 6.07 (2.25) 5.42 (2.42) 5.59 (2.35) 7.58 (1.24)
  1. The number of individuals are presented within the brackets (n = 1823, missing = 1)
  2. aThe mean score on the NRS was calculated for those rating pain as 1 or higher. There were no significant differences with regard to pain intensity between ulcer types when tested by one-way ANOVA with Tukey’s post hoc test. There was a significant difference in pain intensity between the number of ulcers when assessed by the t-test, p = 0.003
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