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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Social support: an important factor for quality of life in women with hirsutism

  Study sample, n = 127 Normal population sample, n = 1115
Age, mean years (SD) 32.0 (10.2) 32.7 (7.9)
Gainfully employed, n (%)
  Full time 55 (43.3)  
  Part time 15 (11.8)  
  Not working 35 (27.6)  
  Unknown 22 (17.3)  
Civil status, n (%)
  Living with a partner 57 (44.9)  
  Living alone 65 (51.2)  
  Unknown 5 (3.9)  
Children at home, n (%)   
  Having children living at home 62 (48.8)  
  Having not children living at home 65 (51.2)  
BMI, mean (SD) [range] 28.2 (6.4) [17.8 - 47.7]  
F-G score, mean (SD) 18.8 (8.4)  
MSPSS, mean (SD)
  Total 62.5 (18.2)  
  Family 21.2 (7.0)  
  Friends 18.5 (8.0)  
  Significant other 22.7 (6.7)  
  1. BMI = Body Mass Index, F-G = Ferriman Gallwey score, MSPSS = Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support.