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Table 3 Burden of herpes zoster and herpes zoster-related pain at baseline in each age-group

From: ARIZONA study: is the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia and its burden increased in the most elderly patients?

Age group (years) 70-74 (N = 220) 75-79 (N = 163) 80-84 (N = 137) ≥85 (N = 89) p-value
ZBPI score: mean (SD)      
 Interference score* 3.2 (2.3) 3.1 (2.4) 3.5 (2.3) 3.6 (2.7) 0.582
SF-12     
 PCS score: mean (SD) 42.7 (8.9) 41.8 (9.4) 37.9 (10.0) 34.2 (8.9) <0.001
 Physical functioning 57.9 (35.3) 53.8 (34.9) 40.7 (34.2) 26.6 (33.6) <0.001
 Vitality 36.6 (25.7) 33.5 (23.0) 28.8 (23.5) 25.4 (23.0) 0.004
 MCS score: mean (SD) 41.1 (10.2) 38.7 (11.5) 39.6 (10.9) 41.0 (9.8) 0.413
HADS: mean (SD)      
 Depression score 6.3 (4.0) 7.9 (4.4) 8.1 (5.2) 9.8 (4.9) 0.001
 Anxiety score 6.9 (4.2) 7.9 (4.1) 7.3 (4.6) 7.1 (4.3) 0.237
  1. HADS = Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; MCS = Mental component summary; PCS = Physical component summary; SD = Standard deviation; SF-12 = 12-item Short-Form health survey; ZBPI = Zoster Brief Pain Inventory.
  2. *From 0, no interference to 10, maximal interference.
  3. Scores < 50 indicates health-related quality of life (HRQoL)impairment.
  4. Scores > 8 indicate probable anxiety or depression.