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Table 1 Demographic and Clinical Characteristics

From: A disease-specific measure of health-related quality of life for use in adults with immune thrombocytopenic purpura: Its development and validation

Characteristic N = 73
Mean Age 45 years (range, 18–82 years)
Gender  
   Female 56 (77%)
   Male 17 (23%)
Ethnicity/Race  
   White or Caucasian 61 (84%)
   Asian 5 (7%)
   Hispanic or Latino 4 (6%)
   Black or African American 2 (3%)
   American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (1%)
Marital Status  
   Single, never married 13 (18%)
   Married 47 (64 %)
   Living with domestic partner/significant other 0 (0%)
   Separated 1 (1%)
   Divorced 10 (14%)
   Widowed 2 (3%)
Education  
   Less than high school 1 (1%)
   High school graduate 13 (18%)
   Associate/Technical Degree 13 (18%)
   Some college 10 (14%)
   Bachelor's degree 18 (25%)
   Postgraduate or professional degree 17 (23%)
Medical Insurance  
   Private insurance 16 (22%)
   HMO or PPO 38 (52%)
   Medicaid or Medicare 11 (15%)
   Other 4 (6%)
   No insurance 2 (3%)
Splenectomy (i.e., spleen removed) 42 (58%)
Currently taking medication for ITP 38 (52%)
Ever been transfused with blood or platelets for treatment of ITP 37 (52%)
Years since initial Diagnosis of ITP  
   < 1 year 13 (18%)
   1–2 years 10 (14%)
   3–4 years 9 (12%)
   5–10 years 15 (21%)
   > 10 years 26 (36%)