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Table 1 Patients' characteristics. For radiographic stage and functional class estimation, data were collected from medical records; the Larsen-Dale [28] and Steinbrocker [29] classifications were used respectively.

From: The value of the qualitative method for adaptation of a disease-specific quality of life assessment instrument: the case of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life Scale (RAQoL) in Estonia

ID Gender Age Duration of RA, years Radiographic stage Functional class Education Working status Marriage status Living with Living conditions
1. Male 30 1 II II basic not working because of the condition separated parents flat in village
2. Male 58 12 III II vocational not working because of the condition married wife flat in town
3. Female 38 15 IV III vocational not working because of the condition married husband and daughter (15 years old) house in village
4. Female 54 20 III II vocational working married husband house in village
5. Female 66 10 V II secondary retired married husband, grown-up daughter, grandson (11) flat in town
6. Female 49 4 IV III higher not working because of the condition single female flat mate flat in town
7. Female 47 13 III II higher half-time working separated son (13) flat in town
8. Male 54 10 IV III secondary working married wife farm
9. Female 64 20 IV II vocational not working because of the condition widow grown-up daughter flat in town
10. Female 69 50 V III higher retired separated alone flat in town