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Table 1 Characteristics of pain and its treatment in the patients studied.

From: Medically unexplained pain complaints are associated with underlying unrecognized mood disorders in primary care

Duration of pain (months) N 1393
  Mean (SD) 30.8 (43.5)
  Median (P25; P75) 13 (6.0; 37.0)
Intensity of pain (VAS) N 3189
  Mean (SD) 55.9 (19.8)
  Median (P25; P75) 56 (42.5; 70.0)
Pain locationa N = 3189 %
- Head 2063 64.7
- neck 2282 71.6
- back 2283 71.6
- limbs 1865 58.5
- joints 1954 61.3
Specific known etiology (yes)b N = 1154 38.3%
- Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorder 898 77.8
- Nervous system disorder 155 13.4
- Anxiety/Somatic disorder 117 10.1
- Metabolism disorder 70 6.1
- Vascular disorder 49 4.2
- Other disorders (neoplasias, digestive inmune, etc) 151 13.1
Current treatmentc N = 3004 94.2%
- Analgesics* 2729  
   ◦ NSAIDs 2623 96.1
   ◦ Opioids 290 10.6
- Psychotropics* 1262  
   ◦ Anxiolitics/Hypnotics 971 76.9
   ◦ Anticonvulsivants 99 7.8
  1. a More than 1 site was possible
  2. b More than 1 etiology was possible
  3. c More than 1 treatment was possible
  4. SD: Standard Deviation; P25: Percentile 25; P75: Percentile 75.
  5. * alone or in combination