Table 1

Descriptor Variables by Pain and Stress Groups (Means, Standard Deviations, and Percentiles)

Group

No Pain

No Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Low Stress

High Stress

Low Stress

High Stress

(n = 10)

(n = 8)

(n = 8)

(n = 10)


Age

57.3 ± 6.0

64.2 ± 5.7

57.8 ± 8.4

57.5 ± 7.1


Sexŧ

80% W

75% W

50% W

90% W

20% M

25% M

50% M

10% M


Raceŧ

10% AA

12.5% AA

37.5% AA

50% AA

90% NHW

87.5% NHW

62.5% NHW

50% NHW


WH Ratio

0.82 ± 0.098

0.82 ± 0.104

0.91 ± 0.084

0.81 ± 0.080


PSS*

9.7 ± 2.8

19.2 ± 2.9

9.5 ± 4.3

20.9 ± 6.0


CES-D*

4.0 ± 3.9

7.4 ± 4.8

7.6 ± 4.0

14.9 ± 7.8


AA African American; CES-D Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale; M men; NHW non-Hispanic white; PSS Perceived Stress Scale; W women

*Significant at p < 0.005

ŧThough not significant, proportions differ

Sibille et al. Molecular Pain 2012 8:12   doi:10.1186/1744-8069-8-12

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