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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics overall and by Work Time Loss Category

From: Association between work time loss and quality of life in patients with Herpes Zoster: a pooled analysis of the MASTER studies

Variable Work time loss category Overallb p-value
Work time lossa No work time loss
Total n, % 247 (57.7) 147 (34.3) 428 -
Age at rash onset, years, mean (SD) 59.0 (7.4) 58.6 (7.1) 58.9 (7. 2) 0.674
Gender, female, n (%) 126 (51.0) 71 (48.3) 217 (50.7) 0.602
Age category at rash onset, years, n (%)
 50–59 148 (59.9) 95 (64.6) 263 (61.4)  
 60–69 79 (32.0) 39 (26.5) 129 (30.1) 0.520
  ≥ 70 20 (8.1) 13 (8.8) 35 (8.2)  
 Not Available 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2)  
Education, n (%)
 Primary school or less 54 (21.9) 25 (17.0) 86 (20.1)  
 High school 77 (31.2) 51 (34.7) 139 (32.5) 0.485
 College/University 114 (46.2) 69 (46.9) 199 (46.5)  
 Not Available 2 (0.8) 2 (1.4) 4 (0.9)  
Geographic region, n (%)c
 Asia 77 (31.2) 52 (35.4) 140 (32.7)  
 Latin America 91 (36.8) 33 (22.4) 128 (29.9) 0.010
 North America 79 (32.0) 62 (42.2) 160 (37.4)  
Country category (income)d
 Upper-Middle 94 (38.1) 42 (28.6) 146 (34.1)  
 High 93 (37.7) 64 (43.5) 171 (40.0) 0.079
 Not Available 60 (24.3) 41 (27.9) 111 (25.9)  
Employment status, n (%)
 Full time 200 (81.0) 112 (76.2) 336 (78.5)  
 Part time 47 (19.0) 35 (23.8) 92 (21.5) 0.258
Number of hours work overall/week
n 246 146 411  
 Mean (SD) 39.3 (16.0) 38.3 (17.6) 38.8 (16.5) 0.395
Number of hours part time work/week
n 47 34 89  
 Mean (SD) 23.3 (11.5) 22.9 (11.7) 23.6 (12.2) 0.939
Number of hours full time work /week
n 199 112 322  
 Mean (SD) 43.1 (14.4) 43.0 (16.4) 43.0 (15.0) 0.703
Total number persons/household
n 243 145 421  
 Mean (SD) 2.8 (1.6) 3.0 (1.9) 2.8 (1.7) 0.420
Type of household, n (%)
 Apartment 76 (30.8) 48 (32.7) 134 (31.3)  
 House 170 (68.8) 97 (66.0) 291 (68.0) 0.838
 Other 1 (0.4) 1 (0.7) 2 (0.5)  
 Not Available 0 (0.0) 1 (0.7) 1 (0.2)  
Work effectiveness, mean percent, (SD) 50.3 (31.6) 71.4 (27.8) 56.0 (32.0) <0.001
Work effectiveness category, n (%)
 100% 20 (8.1) 41 (27.9) 67 (15.7)  
 50–90% 122 (49.4) 71 (48.3) 206 (48.1) <0.001
 10–40% 61 (24.7) 19 (13.0) 87 (20.3)  
 0% 37 (15.0) 7 (4.8) 10 (2.3)  
 Not Available 7 (2.8) 9 (6.1) 18 (4.2)  
  1. aPatients with Work Time Loss were defined as those who reported missing work due to their shingles episode (entire day or part of a day) at baseline, as assessed by the WPQ
  2. b34 patients did not have information on Work Time Loss Category
  3. cAsia = Korea, Taiwan, Thailand; Latin America = Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico; North America = Canada
  4. dCountry income classifications are based on the 2016 World Bank economic definitions [22]. High Income= Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Argentina; Upper Middle Income= Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand