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Table 1 Demographics and comorbidities

From: Favourable prognosis of trigeminal neuralgia when enrolled in a multidisciplinary management program - a two-year prospective real-life study

Characteristic 24 months
medical follow-up
Surgical treatment < 24 months after 1st outpatient visit p-value
N (%) 95% Cl mean N (%) 95% Cl mean  
Demographics
 Total number of patients 103 (67) 50 (33)  
 Women 72 (70) 60–78 28 (56) 21–34 0.13a
 Current age 57.2 54.3–60.1 61.8 57.8–65.8 0.069b
 Age at onset, mean, years 52.5 49.7–55.3 54.0 49.8–58.2 0.58b
 Disease duration, mean, years 4.4 3.4–5.5 6.2 4.7–7.8 0.10b
Clinical characteristics
 Right-sided pain 60 (58) 49–68 26 (52) 37–66 0.42a
 Bilateral pain 8 (7) 3–15 0 (0) n/a 0.055c
 Concomitant persistent pain 55 (53) 43–63 26 (52) 37–66 0.87a
Localization of pain
 V1 3 (3) 0–9 1 (2) 0–10 1.00c
 V2 19 (18) 2–26 6 (12) 5–24 0.44a
 V3 20 (19) 13–28 15 (30) 19–44 0.21a
 V1+  2 9 (9) 5–16 5 (10) 4–22 0.80a
 V2 +  3 37 (36) 27–46 15 (30) 17–45 0.59a
 V1+  2+  3 15 (15) 9–23 8 (16) 8–29 0.82a
Comorbidities
 Hypertension 32 (31) 22–40 15 (30) 17–45 0.89a
 Other chronic pain conditions 11 (11) 6–17 9 (18) 9–31 0.17a
 Depression and/or anxiety 15 (15) 8–23 7 (14) 6–29 0.89a
 Cardiovascular disease 8 (7) 4–14 8 (16) 7–29 0.20a
 Tension type headache, migraine or cluster headache 24 (22) 15–31 7 (14) 6–29 0.26a
  1. Demographics of patients with at least 24 months medical follow-up and patients who were referred for surgery < 24 months after initial outpatient visit. aChi square b Unpaired t-test c Fishers exact test. n/a = not applicable. P < 0.05 was considered significant