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Table 4 Demographic and clinical characteristics of 54 leprosy patients (2014–2017) with neural pain

From: Clinical prediction rules for the diagnosis of neuritis in leprosy

Variables N (%)
Sex
 Male 33 (61.1)
 Female 21 (38.9)
Age
 Median (IQI) 44.0 (32.0–61.75)
Skin colour
 White 16 (29.6)
 Black 11 (20.4)
 Other 8 (14.8)
Years of schooling
 < 8 years 24 (44.4)
 8–11 years 13 (24.1)
 > 11 years 17 (31.5)
WHO classification
 PB 12 (22.2)
 MB 42 (77.8)
Number of available limbs with painful area for each patient
 1 13 (24.1)
 2 23 (42.6)
 3 7 (13.0)
 4 11 (20.4)
Interview response time in minutes (SD) 3.7 (1.12)
Time of leprosy onset in years
 Median (IQI) 3.0 (1.0–5.0)
  1. IQI interquartile interval, PB paucibacillary, MB multibacilary, SD standard deviation