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Table 2 Demography, Disease Diagnoses, and Health Status of Participants in Patient Focus Groupsa

From: The impact of itch symptoms in psoriasis: results from physician interviews and patient focus groups

  Focus Groups
  Patients with Mild Psoriasis (N = 8) Patients with Severe Psoriasis (N = 31)
Female sex, n (%) 5 (63) 17 (55)
Age, mean years (range) 36 (20 – 74) 45 (22 – 66)
Race/Ethnicity, n (%)   
   White 5 (63) 24 (77)
   Black/African American 0 4 (13)
   Hispanic 1 (13) 1 (3)
   Mexican-American 1 (13) 0
   Arabic 1 (13) 0
   Spanish 0 1 (3)
Disease Diagnosis, n (%)   
   Psoriasis 8 (100) 29 (94)b
   Co-existing Psoriatic arthritis 0 1 (3)
Heath Status, n (%)   
   Excellent 1 (13) 3 (10)
   Very good 4 (50) 9 (29)
   Good 3 (38) 13 (42)
   Fair 0 4 (13)
   Poor 0 2 (7)
  1. aData not available for all participants for all characteristics so columns may not add up to 100%.
  2. bTwo patients did not fill out a page of the demographic form that included diagnosis of psoriasis. The clinicians for these patients confirmed the diagnosis of psoriasis.
  3. N = total number of patients; n = number of patients for whom data are available