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Table 2 DLQI Scores according to demographic and socioeconomic factors in patients with psoriasis

From: The association of socioeconomic and clinical characteristics with health-related quality of life in patients with psoriasis: a cross-sectional study

Variables No. of patients DLQI Scores p-value DLQI ≤10 DLQI ≥11 p-value
Mean ± SD N (%) N (%)
Total participants 299 12.4 ± 7.6   138 (46.2) 161 (53.8)  
Gender
 Male 224 11.6 ± 7.5 0.003 117 (52.2) 107 (47.8) < 0.001
 Female 75 14.7 ± 7.7   21 (28.0) 54 (72.0)  
Age (years)
 20–39 95 13.9 ± 8.2 0.038 38 (40.0) 57 (60.0) 0.258
 40–59 181 11.9 ± 7.2   87 (48.1) 94 (51.9)  
 60–79 23 10.3 ± 7.5   13 (56.5) 10 (43.5)  
Marital status
 Single 75 14.7 ± 8.3 < 0.001 29 (38.7) 46 (61.3) 0.009
 Married 196 11.0 ± 6.9   102 (52.0) 94 (48.0)  
 Divorced/widowed 28 15.9 ± 8.0   7 (25.0) 21 (75.0)  
Education level
  ≤ High school 65 14.8 ± 7.4 0.010 21 (32.3) 44 (67.7) 0.029
 College 183 11.5 ± 7.4   95 (51.9) 90 (49.2)  
 Graduate school 49 12.6 ± 8.0   22 (44.9) 27 (55.1)  
Employment status
 Full-time 213 11.4 ± 7.2 0.002 106 (49.8) 107 (50.2) 0.127
 Part-time 27 15.8 ± 8.2   9 (33.3) 18 (66.7)  
 Unemployed/student/housewife 59 14.3 ± 8.1   23 (39.0) 36 (61.0)  
Type of employment
 Employer or self-employed 59 11.2 ± 6.8 < 0.001 31 (52.5) 28 (47.5) 0.098
 Regular job 159 11.4 ± 7.2   78 (49.1) 81 (50.9)  
 Temporary job 17 18.2 ± 8.8   4 (23.5) 13 (76.5)  
 Unemployed 64 14.5 ± 8.0   25 (39.1) 39 (60.9)  
Annual income (USD)
  < 24,000 33 18.3 ± 8.3 < 0.001 7 (21.2) 26 (78.8) < 0.001
 24,000-47,999 105 13.9 ± 7.2   38 (36.2) 67 (63.8)  
 48,000-71,999 92 10.7 ± 7.3   49 (53.3) 43 (46.7)  
  ≥ 72,000 69 9.5 ± 6.2   44 (63.8) 25 (36.2)  
Experience of difficulty in finding jobs due to psoriasis
 Always/often 87 17.9 ± 7.3 < 0.001 15 (17.2) 72 (82.8) < 0.001
 Somewhat/sometimes/never 212 10.1 ± 6.5   123 (58.0) 89 (42.0)  
Experience of quitting jobs due to psoriasis
 Yes 92 15.9 ± 8.0 < 0.001 23 (25.0) 69 (75.0) < 0.001
 No/Inapplicable 207 10.8 ± 6.9   115 (55.6) 92 (44.4)  
  1. DLQI Dermatology life quality index