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Table 1 SCD sample characteristics (n =629)

From: Health-related quality of life in patients with sickle cell disease in Saudi Arabia

Characteristics Levels Number Percent
Gender Female 374 59.6
Male 253 40.4
Older age No 523 83.1
  Yes 106 16.9
University No 440 72.5
Yes 167 27.5
Married No 342 55.6
Yes 273 44.4
Employed No 407 71.4
Yes 163 28.6
Obese No 440 90.9
Yes 44 9.1
Fever No 246 40.3
Yes 365 59.7
Skin redness No 407 66.6
Yes 204 33.4
Swelling No 324 53.0
Yes 287 47.0
History of blood transfusion No 100 16.1
Yes 520 83.9
Family history of anemia No 59 9.6
Yes 554 90.4
Family support No 47 7.7
Yes 560 92.3
Other Chronic disease No 509 83.3
Yes 102 16.7
Regular exercise No 410 66.3
Yes 208 33.7
Spleen removed No 508 81.8
Yes 113 18.2
FS-36 Subscales   Mean SD
Physical functioning   55.1 23.3
Role limitations due to physical health   35.9 36.0
Role limitations due to emotional problems   40.1 40.5
Vitality   47.8 19.1
Emotional well being   59.3 19.4
Social functioning   60.1 25.0
Pain   47.9 27.6
General health   47.8 15.6