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Table 3 Comparison of baseline characteristics of HIV- infected patients with and without chronic pain

From: Is age and not antiretroviral therapy the strongest risk factor for chronic pain in HIV-infected population?

Variables Patients with chronic pain N = 57 Patients with no pain N = 139  
  Median Median p value
Duration of specialist care (in years) 10.8 4.9 0.0008
Age at enrollment (years) 45.3 39.6 0.0002
Duration of ART (years) (N = 196) 8.5 3.4 0.0046
Values of Parameter ​​when included in specialist care
 Hemoglobin (g/dl) 14.0 14.3 0.126
 Creative protein C 5 5 0.342
 CD4+ lymphocyte count 348 353 0.761
 CD8+ lymphocyte count 916 872 0.693
 CD4+ percentage 30.0 26.0 0.363
 HIV RNA (copies/ml) 18,100 33,915 0.151
Last available values before inclusion in the study
 BMI 23.5 23.6 0.707
 Systolic blood pressure 125.6 125.0 0.826
 Diastolic blood pressure 78.1 78.0 0.766
 Hemoglobin (g/dl) 14.8 15.1 0.578
 C-Reative Protein (CRP) 7.0 6.0 0.147
 Lowest nadir CD4+ count 168 253 0.0206
 CD4+ lymphocyte count 516 563 0.256
 CD4+ lymphocyte percentage 40.0 41.0 0.294
 CD8+ lymphocyte count 731 735 0.892
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