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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of chronic pancreatitis patients and healthy controls

From: Polymorphisms in gene encoding TRPV1-receptor involved in pain perception are unrelated to chronic pancreatitis

  Patients Controls P value
n 228 207  
Age (mean, range) 47 (17-78) 39 (18-86) p = 0.002
Sex (male: female) 146:82 79:128 p < 0,001
Cause of chronic pancreatitis    
   Alcoholic 96 (42,1%)   
   Hereditary 14 (6,1%)   
   Idiopathic 100 (43,9%)   
   Miscellaneous 18 (7.9%)