Table 1: Comparisons between cases and controls.

 

Studied Variables

Cases (N = 106)

Controls (N = 106)

Statistical Significance

Age in years of patients

54.15 22.52

< 40 years: 29.2%

40-64 years: 32.1%

65 years: 38.7%

49.25 17.56

< 40 years: 34%

40-64 years: 46.2%

65 years: 19.8%

t = 1.761 (p = 0.08) Mean Difference 4.89 (95% CI -0.58 to 10.38)

X2 = 9.53 (p = 0.009)

Sex of patients

Males: 40.6%

Females: 59.4%

Males: 48.1%

Females: 51.9%

N.S.

Chronic diseases in patients

2.39 1.50

1.92 1.50

P = 0.023

Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases*

31.1% (0.40 0.67)

10.4% (0.14 0.44)

P < 0.001

Diseases of the eye*

8.5% (0.08 0.28)

0.9% (0.01 0.09)

P = 0.019

Medications taken by the patient

2.96  3.03

1.97  2.29

P = 0.016

Blood and blood forming organs*

15.1% (0.19 0.58)

5.7% (0.07 0.28)

P = 0.041 / p = 0.033

Nervous system*

40.6% (0.71 1.09)

27.4% (0.44 0.85)

P = 0.059 / p = 0.041

Potential problems familiar context of the patient based on the genogram

(n = 102)

45.1% (IC 95% 35.22-55.26)

(n = 100)

30% (IC 95% 21.24-39.98)

P = 0.03

Social-occupancy class of patients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P < 0.001

Higher managerial

2%

9.2%

Intermediate occupations Intermediate occupations

0

9.2%

Specialized white-collar-workers

4.9%

2%

Specialized-workers manuals

6.9%

18.4%

Semiskilled workers

16.7%

21.4%

Unskilled workers

56.9%

31.6%

Students

12.7%

8.2%

Complaint of patient according to ICD-10

IX: 18.9%

X: 14.2%

XIII: 14.2%

IX: 9.4%

X: 18.9%

XIII: 17.9%

N.S.

 

Analytical test was requested for the patient

3.8% (IC 95% 1.03-9.38)

4.7% (IC 95% 1.54-10.66)

N.S.

Imaging test was requested for the patient

0.9% (IC 95% 0.02-5.14)

0%

N.S.

The patient need a consultation with the specialist

17.9% (IC 95% 11.15-26.56)

12.3% (IC 95% 6.69-20.05)

P = 0.064

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*In Chronic diseases in Patients and Medications taken by the patient only statistically significant comparisons are shown.