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Table 1 Problematic pain by visit type

From: The acceptability of high resolution anoscopy examination in patients attending a tertiary referral centre

Pain /discomfort levels New cases (%) Treatment (%) Surveillance(%) p-value
Low pain < 7 48 (84.2) 45 (86.5) 188 (93.5) 0.06
Problematic pain ≥7 9 (15.8) 7 (13.5) 13 (6.5)
Total 57 52 201  
  1. A visual analogue scale was used from 0 to 10, where 0 meant no discomfort or pain, while a score of 10 indicate severe pain. The median pain score from 399 responses was 2 (IQR 3). Problematic pain score is defined as a score of ≥7. Problematic pain (32/399) identified in 6% of men and 14% of women (chi2 5.6, p = 0.02)