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Table 1 Socio-demographic and medical characteristics of the patients

From: Living with muscular dystrophy: health related quality of life consequences for children and adults

  Children (n = 40) Adults (n = 67)
Age at study (years)     
Mean (SD) 12.6 (2.8)   40.7 (13.9)  
Range 8–17   18–67  
Gender (%)     
- male 38 (95)   46 (69)  
- female 2 (5)   21 (31)  
Age categories (%)     
- 6–11 years 18 (45)    
- 12–17 years 22 (55)    
Type of disease n % n (less severe/severe) %
- Duchenne Muscular dystrophy (DMD) 36 90 4 (-/4) 6
- Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) -   25 (16/9) 37
- Sarcoglycanopathies (LGMD2C-F) 4 10 15 (2/13) 22
- Calpaïnopathies (LGMD2A)    23 (7/16) 34
  1. Severity: severe = loss of independent walking (Brooke score ≥ 5)