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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants in the main and reference sample

From: The Swedish version of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS) - a psychometric evaluation study in women with hirsutism and nursing students

  Women with hirsutism Nursing students p-value
(n = 127) (n = 154)
Age, median (q1-q3) [mean ± SD] 30 (24–39) [32.0 ± 10.3] 23.5 (22–31) [27.3 ± 7.8] <0.001a
Sex, n (%)    
 Women 127 (100.0) 136 (88.3) N/A
 Man   18 (11.7)  
Living with a partner, n (%)    0.336b
 Yes 57 (44.9) 78 (50.6)  
 No 70 (55.1) 76 (49.4)  
Having children, n (%)    <0.001b
 Yes 57 (44.9) 46 (29.9)  
 No 70 (55.1) 108 (70.1)  
FG score, median (q1-q3) [mean ± SD] 18 (12–25) [18.8 ± 8.4] - N/A
FG score = Ferriman-Gallwey score    
N/A = not applicable    
q1-q3 = quartile I and III    
  1. aMann–Whitney U test.
  2. bχ2-test.