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Table 1 Sample demographic and clinic characteristics (n = 162)

From: Psychometric properties of the portuguese version of the chronic urticaria quality of life questionnaire (CU-Q2oL)

VariableValueNo%
GenderMale2918.4
Female12981.6
Age (years)<  254528.7
[25–45[4428.0
≥ 456843.3
Minimum – Maximum18–79 
Mean ± Standard deviation42.6 ± 13.3 
Marital statusSingle3924.8
Married9963.1
Widowed/divorced/separated1912.1
Years of education0–41912.3
5–95434.8
10–123623.2
>  124629.7
Employment statusEmployed11070.1
Retired138.3
Unemployed1811.5
Other1610.2
Duration of urticaria (years)Minimum – Maximum0–49 
Mean ± Standard deviation5.6 ± 7.2 
AngioedemaYes7047.0
No7953.0
Type of urticariaChronic spontaneous urticaria13583.3
Physical urticaria – pressure3219.8
Physical urticaria – cold contact74.3
Physical urticaria – dermographic1811.1
Physical urticaria – other138.0
Pruritus level (UAS7)None3019.0
Light5333.5
Moderate5333.5
Intense2213.9
Number of wheals (last week) (UAS7)None5032.7
<  205435.3
[20–50]3925.5
>  50106.5
ComorbiditiesAllergic rhinitis4326.5
Asthma2012.3
Drug allergies3219.8
Food allergies1710.5
Atopic dermatitis74.3
Contact dermatitis106.2
Diabetes mellitus127.4
Thyroid disorders2817.3
Peptic ulcer63.7
Depression2314.2
Others2616.0
Urticaria treatmentNone74.3
Anti-histaminic once a day5232.1
Anti-histaminic more than once a day8049.4
Omalizumab3722.8
Other2113.0
Urticaria control (UCT)Poorly controlled (UCT < 12)13482.7
Well controlled (UCT ≥ 12)2817.3
Minimum – Maximum1–14 
Mean ± Standard deviation8.2 ± 2.8