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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population in index year

From: Identification of patients with moderate medically unexplained physical symptoms in primary care with a five years follow-up

  Study population Chronic MUPS Moderate MUPS Mild MUPS Non MUPS Significance
(n = 11.419) (n = 61; 0.5%) (n = 273; 2.4%) (n = 455; 4.0%) (n = 10.630; 93.1%) (p-value)
Female, n (%) 5.779 (50.6%) 45 (73.8%) 191 (70%) 318 (69.9%) 5.225 (49.2%) <  0.001a
Mean age in years (SD) 41.7 (12.5) 42.5 (11.9) 41.1 (12.0) 41.4 (11.9) 41.8 (12.5) >  0.05b
  1. aDifferences between MUPS classifications evaluated with Pearson’s Chi-square test.bDifferences between MUPS classifications evaluated with Kruskal-Wallis test