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Table 1 Participants’ sociodemographic and clinical characteristics

From: How does playing adapted sports affect quality of life of people with mobility limitations? Results from a mixed-method sequential explanatory study

  Quantitative component (n = 34) Qualitative component (n = 10)
Continuous variables [mean (S.D.)]
 Age (years) 37.7 (9.9) 39.2 (11.1)
 Schooling (years) 13.8 (3.1)a 14.2 (2.0)
 Number of years playing the main sport 8.1 (7) 9.4 (8.7)
Categorical variables [frequency (%)]
 Sex (men) 25 (73.5) 5 (50)
 Main language (French) 33 (97.1) 10 (100)
 Main diagnosis
  Paraplegia 18 (52.9) 6 (60)
  Tetraplegia 7 (20.5) 2 (20)
  Amputation 2 (5.9)  
  Cancer 2 (5.9) 1 (10)
  Other 5 (14.8) 1 (10)
 Marital status
  Single 17 (50.0) 5 (50)
  Common-law/married 17 (50.0) 5 (50)
 Main sport
  Athletics 8 (23.6) 5 (50)
  Adapted tennis 8 (23.6) 1 (10)
  Rugby 6 (17.6) 1 (10)
  Paracycling 5 (14.7) 1 (10)
  Basketball 3 (8.8) 1 (10)
  Other 4 (11.8) 1 (10)
 Level of competition of the sport
  International 11 (32.4) 3 (30)
  National 11 (32.4) 4 (40)
  Provincial 3 (8.7)  
  Other (recreational) 9 (26.5) 3 (30)
 Main occupation
  Working 15 (44.1) 1 (10)
  Receiving disability benefits 13 (38.2) 5 (50)
  Funded athlete 4 (11.8) 2 (20)
  Student 2 (5.9) 2 (20)
  1. a n = 33