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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sample and DLQI scores (N = 149)

From: Rasch analysis holds no brief for the use of the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) in Chinese neurodermatitis patients

  Demographic characteristic DLQI scores mean (SD) P-value
Sex n (%) Male 83 (55.7) 10.17 (6.75) 0.073
Female 66 (44.3) 8.24 (5.80)
Age n (%) 18–35 78 (52.3) 8.75 (6.85) 0.259
36–83 71 (47.7) 9.95 (5.80)
Disease severity n (%) I 31 (20.81 %) 7.76 (5.88) <0.001
II 108 (72.48 %) 11.61 (6.02)
III 10 (6.71 %) 17.40 (6.86)
Employment status n (%) Employed 89 (59.7) 9.30 (6.75) 0.429
Unemployed 17 (11.4) 7.47 (4.30)
Student 21 (14.1) 9.19 (6.76)
Retired 22 (14.8) 10.91 (5.82)
Education n (%) Primary 7 (4.7) 9.67 (5.31) 0.938
Secondary 57 (38.3) 9.38 (6.53)
>Secondary 85 (57.0) 9.16 (6.70)
Location n (%) Urban 41 (27.5) 11.37 (6.02) 0.621
Rural 108 (72.5) 8.52 (5.38)