Table 2

Sample Demographic Characteristics and NIH CPSI Scores

Pain Patients n = 62

Controls n = 98

P-value*


Age, years, mean (SD)

40.7 (10.4)

34.2 (10.4)

< 0.001

Race

Caucasian (%)**

88.5

84.7

0.50

Marital Status, % **

Married/living with significant other

62.9

44.9

0.09

Divorced/separated

8.1

12.2

Never married

29.0

42.9

Education, %**

Some HS, HS/GED, or Vocational/Technical

18.3

3.1

< 0.001

Some college

6.7

28.6

College graduate

36.7

36.7

Graduate/professional school

38.3

31.6

Employment, %**

Full time work

72.1

55.7

0.02

Part-time work

8.2

18.6

School (full or part-time)

8.2

20.6

Retired, homemaker, unemployed

11.5

5.2

NIH Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index***

Total Score, mean (SD)

21.8 (6.9)

0

Urinary Symptoms, mean (SD)

4.0 (2.8)

0

Pain, mean (SD)

10.1 (4.0)

0

Quality of Life, mean (SD)

7.6 (2.6)

0


* Difference in mean age was tested using t-test. All other differences were assessed by a Chi-square test.

**Information was not available on race for 1 pain patient, on education for 2 pain patients, and on employment for 1 pain patient and 1 control.

*** NIH CPSI data for pain patients were missing for 9 patients on the total score, 5 on the Urinary Symptoms scale, 8 on the Pain scale, and 5 on the Quality of Life scale. Control subjects were eligible for the study only if their NIH CPSI score was zero.

Berger et al. BMC Urology 2007 7:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2490-7-17

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