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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of women in the MI SWAN population, by self-reported vulvar pain

From: Chronic vulvar pain in a cohort of post-menopausal women: Atrophy or Vulvodynia?

  Total Current Chronic Vulvar Pain Past/Short-term Vulvar Pain No Vulvar Pain  
Variable N (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) p-value 6
Race      < .01
 White 142 (38.3 %) 10 (66.7 %) 27 (52.9 %) 105 (34.4 %)  
 African American 229 (61.7 %) 5 (33.3 %) 24 (47.1 %) 200 (65.5 %)  
Education at Baseline1      .05
 High School or less 108 (30.1 %) 2 (15.4 %) 9 (18.0 %) 97 (32.8 %)  
 At least some college 251 (69.9 %) 11 (84.6 %) 41 (82.0 %) 199 (67.2 %)  
Marital Status2      .65
 Married 188 (55.8 %) 10 (66.7 %) 27 (57.5 %) 151 (54.9 %)  
 Not Married 149 (44.2 %) 5 (33.3 %) 20 (42.5 %) 124 (45.1 %)  
Sexually Active in Last 6 Months 3      .40
 Yes 120 (39.7 %) 7 (58.3 %) 18 (40.0 %) 95 (38.8 %)  
 No 182 (60.3 %) 5 (41.7 %) 27 (60.0 %) 150 (61.2 %)  
BMI4      .02
 <25 kg/m2 47 (14.2 %) 3 (21.4 %) 12 (26.7 %) 32 (11.7 %)  
 25 - <30 kg/m2 81 (24.4 %) 6 (42.9 %) 9 (20.0 %) 66 (24.2 %)  
 > = 30 kg/m2 204 (61.4 %) 5 (35.7 %) 24 (53.3 %) 175 (64.1 %)  
Currently Use HT      < .01
 Yes 17 (4.6 %) 2 (13.3 %) 9 (17.6 %) 6 (2.0 %)  
 No 354 (95.4 %) 13 (86.7 %) 42 (82.4 %) 299 (98.0 %)  
Ever Used HT      < .01
 Yes 137 (36.9 %) 7 (46.7 %) 30 (58.8 %) 100 (32.8 %)  
 No 234 (63.1 %) 8 (53.3 %) 21 (41.2 %) 205 (67.2 %)  
History of Hysterectomy      .21
 Yes 63 (17.0 %) 2 (13.3 %) 13 (25.5 %) 48 (15.7 %)  
 No 308 (83.0 %) 13 (86.7 %) 38 (74.5 %) 257 (84.3 %)  
Urogenital Symptoms in previous 2 weeks      
 Dryness      < .01
  0 days 272 (73.3 %) 4 (26.7 %) 33 (64.7 %) 235 (77.1 %)  
  1-5 days 53 (14.3 %) 3 (20.0 %) 9 (17.6 %) 41 (13.4 %)  
  6-14 days 46 (12.4 %) 8 (53.3 %) 9 (17.6 %) 29 (9.5 %)  
 Soreness2      < .01
  0 days 318 (94.4 %) 10 (66.7 %) 44 (93.6 %) 264 (96.0 %)  
  1-5 days 15 (4.4 %) 3 (20.0 %) 3 (6.4 %) 9 (3.3 %)  
  6-14 days 4 (1.2 %) 2 (13.3 %) 0 (0.0 %) 2 (0.7 %)  
 Irritation2      < .01
  0 days 280 (83.1 %) 8 (53.3 %) 35 (74.5 %) 237 (86.2 %)  
  1-5 days 43 (12.8 %) 3 (20.0 %) 10 (21.3 %) 30 (10.9 %)  
  6-14 days 14 (4.2 %) 4 (26.7 %) 2 (4.3 %) 8 (2.9 %)  
History of Reported Dryness      
 Dry Before FMP/Hysterectomy5      .46
  Yes 126 (46.7 %) 7 (63.6 %) 16 (50.0 %) 103 (45.4 %)  
  No 144 (53.3 %) 4 (36.4 %) 16 (50.0 %) 124 (54.6 %)  
 Dry After FMP/Hysterectomy5      .01
Yes 232 (62.5 %) 10 (90.9 %) 23 (71.9 %) 124 (54.6 %)  
No 139 (37.5 %) 1 (9.1 %) 9 (28.1 %) 103 (34.3 %)  
  1. Missing observations: 112, 2 34, 369, 439 , 5101.
  2. 6All p-values calculated using Chi-squared tests except BMI, Difficulty Paying for Basics, Currently Use HT, Vaginal Dryness, Vaginal Soreness, and Vaginal Irritation, which were calculated using Fisher’s Exact test