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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the calibration sample

From: Development of a short scale for assessing economic environmental aspects in patients with spinal diseases using Rasch analysis

Variable   Total Sample (N = 325)
Agea <54.9b 162
  ≥54.9b 163
Gender female 199
  male 126
Type of admittance out-patients 240
  in-patients 85
Diagnosis lumbal stenosis 90
  lumbal disc herniation 57
  cervical disc herniation 22
  cervical myelopathy 22
  cervical and lumbal 19
  fracture/trauma 15
  discitis/spondylodiscitis 14
  cervical stenosis 12
  thoracic 11
  tumor 9
  ambiguous 54
Marital status married 181
  single 51
  separated/divorced 41
  living with partner 25
  widowed 23
  declined to respond 4
Current work status employed for wages 151
  retired 79
  disability pension 33
  unemployed 27
  homemaker 22
  vocational training/studies 4
  partial pension 2
  decline to respond 7
  1. Notes. a Age range [18,1; 87,6]; b median split