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Table 1 Comparison of patients by pain intensity groups

From: Pipelle endometrial biopsy for abnormal uterine bleeding: do patient’s pain and anxiety really impact on sampling success rate?

  Pain intensity during procedure (0–10) P value*
No pain (0)
N = 33 (20.89%)
Mild to moderate (1 to 6)
N = 101 (63.92%)
Severe pain (7 and above)
N = 24 (15.19%)
Age 35 (31–45) 43 (35–49) 42.5 (35–46.5) 0.0713
Body Mass Index 26.57 (21.48–30.38) 25.6 (22.39–29.74) 26.49 (23.7–30.63) 0.6803
Anxiety before procedure 5 (1–7) 6 (3–8) 5.5 (4–7) 0.1419
Anxiety during procedure 1 (0–4) 5 (2–7) 8 (7–8) 0.0001
Anxiety after procedure 2 (0–4) 3 (1–5) 5.5 (4–7) 0.0001
Number of biopsy attempts 1 (1–3) 2 (1–3) 3 (2–3) 0.0040
  1. *Kruskal–Wallis test was performed to compare differences in patients’ characteristics between pain intensity groups