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Table 2 Characteristics of adults with congenital heart disease included in the cross-sectional and longitudinal study

From: Validity, reliability and responsiveness of the "Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life – Direct Weighting" (SEIQoL-DW) in congenital heart disease

Variable Cross-sectional study n = 579 Longitudinal study n = 130 p-value
Gender:    NS
   Male 347 (59.9%) 78 (60%)  
   Female 232 (40.1%) 52 (40%)  
Median age (in years) 23 (Q1 = 20; Q3 = 29) 24 (Q1 = 21; Q3 = 29) NS
Marital status:    NS
   Unmarried (living with parents) 324 (55.9%) 70 (53.8%)  
   Living alone, divorced or widowed 56 (9.7%) 14 (10.8%)  
   Married or cohabiting 199 (34.4%) 46 (35.4%)  
Highest educational level:    NS
   Vocational high school 188 (32.5%) 45 (34.6%)  
   (Technical) high school 127 (21.9%) 27 (20.8%)  
   College/University 245 (42.3%) 52 (39.9%)  
   Other 19 (3.3%) 6 (4.7%)  
Employment status:    NS
   Student 167 (28.8%) 34 (26.2%)  
   Employed 342 (59.1%) 78 (60.0%)  
   Unemployed/Looking for work 19 (3.3%) 7 (5.4%)  
   Not able to work/Disability 15 (2.6%) 5 (3.8%)  
   Other 36 (6.2%) 6 (4.6%)  
Median frequency of follow-up at the Adult Congenital Heart Clinic (in years) 1.5 (Q1 = 1.0; Q3 = 3.0) 1.0 (Q1 = 1.0; Q3 = 1.0) U = 18713 p < 0.001
  1. NS= not significant