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Table 3 Responses of the Intermittent Claudication Questoinnaire in Group 3 (Subgroup IC)

From: Differences in presentation of symptoms between women and men with intermittent claudication

Score Median and Quartiles (Q) Men Women P-value*
  Q1 Median   Q1 Median Q3  
Severity of leg pain 3 3 4 0.75 3 4 0.067
Pain limiting using bus, train or tube 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.992
Pain limiting climbing several flights of stairs 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.346
Pain limiting climbing one flight of stairs 2 3 3 1 2 4 0.319
Pain limiting walking more than 1 mile 1 1 2 0 1 3 0.551
Pain limiting walking 100 yards 2.5 3 4 1 4 4 0.934
Pain limiting leaving house 0 1 2 0 0 2 0.827
Pain when stopped walking 0 1 3 0 1 3 0.972
Time spent thinking about leg pain 0 1 3 0 2 3 0.045
Felt downhearted and low because of pain 2 3 3 1 2 3 0.075
Time spent worrying that pain will worsen 0 1 2.5 0 1 3 0.640
Interference with normal work 1 2 2.5 0 1 2 0.162
  1. (0 = best possible health state, 4 = worst possible health state)
  2. * P-values comparing differences between sexes using Mann-Whitney's U-test.