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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients with POP and those in the control group

From: Collagen type 1A1, type 3A1, and LOXL1/4 polymorphisms as risk factors of pelvic organ prolapse

   POP group Control group P value
   n = 52 n = 28  
Age (years)   69.9 ± 7.2 62.8 ± 11.0 0.0035
BMI (kg/m2)   24.6 ± 3.2 24.5 ± 4.6 0.4403
Parity (times)   3.3 ± 0.9 2.6 ± 1.5 0.0022
(parity range)   (1–5) (0–6)  
OABSS   6.0 ± 3.7 3.5 ± 3.9 0.0013
POP-Q stage  ≤ I 0 28  
  II 0 0  
  III 31 0  
  IV 21 0  
  1. BMI body mass index, OABSS overactive bladder symptom score, POP-Q pelvic organ prolapse quantification