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Table 1 Demographic and Clinical Characteristic of Study Sample

From: Evaluating preference weights for the Asthma Symptom Utility Index (ASUI) across countries

Characteristic Italy
N = 30
France
N = 30
UK
N = 30
US
N = 161
Gender (%)
Female 50 33 50 59
Male 50 67 50 41
Age in years
Mean (SD) 48 (12.5) 46 (16.3) 41 (15.1) 34.7 (10.7)
Marital status (%)1
Living alone 10 20 23  
Living with someone 67 70 57  
Other 23 10 20  
Employment status (%)
Full time paid employment 45 63 47 70
Part time paid employment 10 10 23 7
Unemployed 3 13 3 6
Retired 21 0 13 2
Other 21 13 13 15
Educational attainment (%)
Elementary school 17 10 0 8
High school graduate 40 20 45 46
College graduate 27 20 52 25
Graduate degree 13 23 3 21
Other (e.g., technical school) 3 27 0  
Co-morbidities (%)1
Arthritis 7 3 17  
Low back pain 27 30 13  
Cancer 3 3 0  
Diabetes 7 7 3  
Heart Disease 10 3 10  
Other 33 23 13  
Physician-rated disease severity (%)
Mild Intermittent 20 7 13 26
Mild Persistent 13 30 23 32
Moderate 33 30 30 27
Severe 33 33 33 15
  1. 1Data not collected in the US study