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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: Development and calibration of an item bank for the assessment of activities of daily living in cardiovascular patients using Rasch analysis

  N = 714   N = 368  
  N % N %
Gender     
Female 178 24.9 93 25.3
Male 537 75.1 275 74.7
Age in years     
≤50 150 20.9 83 22.6
51-60 307 42.7 148 40.2
≥61 262 36.4 137 37.2
Family status     
Single 46 6.5 27 7.5
In partnership 42 6.0 19 5.3
Married 508 72.2 256 71.1
Divorced/separated 65 9.2 37 10.3
Widowed 43 6.1 21 5.8
Educational level     
No graduation 1 0.1 1 0.3
Up to 9 years of school 306 44.3 157 43.9
Up to 10 years of school 201 29.1 111 31.0
Over 10 years of school 183 26.5 89 24.9
Monthly income     
<1000€ 67 9.7 35 9.7
1001-2000€ 210 30.4 114 31.9
2001-3000€ 202 29.2 102 28.5
>3001€ 212 30.7 107 29.9
Employment status     
Employed 429 60.8 216 58.7
Unemployed 277 39.2 152 41.3
Intensity of pain     
No pain 151 22.0 78 22.4
Moderate pain 424 61.9 207 59.5
Severe pain 110 16.1 63 18.1
Subjective limitations due to CVD     
No limitations 116 17.7 56 16.7
Mild limitations 243 37.0 116 34.6
Moderate limitations 240 36.6 135 40.3
Strong limitations 57 8.7 28 8.4
Specific cardiovascular diagnoses     
I10 87 12.1 45 12.2
I20-25 414 57.4 196 53.3
I30-52 107 14.9 61 16.6
I20-25 & I30-52 112 15.6 66 17.9
Comorbid mental diseases     
No 564 78.7 292 79.3
Yes 153 21.3 75 20.7
Number of comorbid somatic diseases     
0 100 14.0 48 13.1
1 226 31.5 109 29.7
2 193 27.0 106 28.9
3 136 19.0 69 18.8
≥4 61 8.5 35 9.5