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Table 2 Comparison of pain and tender points with alcohol use (number of patients = 946)

From: Association between alcohol consumption and symptom severity and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia

Characteristic Alcohol consumption levela P-value Adjusted
P-valueb
  None
(n= 546)
Low
(n= 338)
Moderate
(n= 31)
Heavy
(n= 31)
  
Pain score, mean (SD)c       
   Now 6.2 (1.7) 5.8 (1.9) 5.4 (1.9) 5.5 (1.4) 0.003 0.11
   Best 3.9 (1.9) 3.6 (1.8) 2.9 (1.6) 3.2 (1.7) 0.002 0.13
   Worst 9.3 (1.6) 9.1 (1.6) 8.5 (1.7) 8.8 (1.8) 0.01 0.21
Tender points, mean number (SD) 16.2 (2.1) 16.3 (2.1) 14.9 (2.7) 15.3 (2.6) 0.001 0.01
  1. aAlcohol consumption levels were defined as follows: none, 0 drinks/wk; low, ≤3 drinks/wk; moderate, >3 to 7 drinks/wk; heavy, >7 drinks/wk. bAfter adjusting for age, employment status, education level, body mass index and opioid use. cPain score was evaluated using a numeric rating scale (range of possible scores, 1 to 10).