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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and health condition of the study populations

From: Are patients' judgments of health status really different from the general population?

  Cancer patients (n = 48) Rheumatoid Arthritis patients (n = 27) General population (n = 212)
Gender (male, %) 58.7 34.6 50.0
Age (Mean, sd) 63.1 (9.7) 64.5 (9.1) 44.0 (16.3)
Educational level (%)    
   Low 47.8 63.0 35.8
   Middle 23.9 14.8 35.4
   High 28.3 22.2 28.8
Marital Status (%)    
   Single 4.3 3.7 33.2
   Married/living together 84.8 74.1 53.6
   Widowed 10.9 14.8 6.6
   Divorced 0.0 7.4 6.6
Religious (%) 63.0 70.4 46.9
Reporting problems own health (EQ-5D, %)    
   Mobility 22.9 70.4 13.3
   Self-care 0.0 44.4 1.9
   Usual Activities 29.2 85.2 14.2
   Pain/discomfort 35.4 88.9 33.0
   Anxiety/depression 25.0 14.8 13.2
VAS value own health state (Mean, sd) 84.1 (2.4) 60.9 (4.2) -
TTO value own health state (Mean, sd) 0.93(0.02) 0.74 (0.09) -