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Table 3 Associations of sleep disturbances, leg ulcer diagnosis, the number of ulcers and pain intensity in percentages

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

  Sleep disturbances No sleep disturbances P-value
Leg ulcer diagnosisa    <0.001
 Venous 38.0 (237) 47.0 (208)  
 Arterial 17.7 (110) 8.1 (36)  
 Venous-arterial 13.2 (82) 7.2 (32)  
 Other types 31.1 (194) 37.7 (167)  
Number of ulcers    0.510
 One 88.7 (563) 90.1 (401)  
 Bilateral 11.3 (72) 9.9 (44)  
Number of diagnoses    0.105b
 One 98.3 (623) 99.6 (443)  
 Two 1.7 (11) 0.4 (2)  
Pain (NRS)    <0.001
 0 6.1 (39) 23.0 (102)  
 1 0 (0) 5.6 (25)  
 2 2.0 (13) 12.2 (54)  
 3 5.8 (37) 14.6 (65)  
 4 8.0 (51) 13.3 (59)  
 5 19.1 (121) 17.3 (77)  
 6 9.6 (61) 4.7 (21)  
 7 16.9 (107) 5.2 (23)  
 8 16.7 (106) 2.3 (10)  
 9 5.4 (34) 0.7 (3)  
 10 10.4 (66) 1.1 (5)  
  1. The number of individuals is within the brackets
  2. a The participants with bilateral ulcers of different diagnoses were excluded, n = 18
  3. b Analysed by chi-square using a continuity correction
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