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Table 1 Demographic data and disease – related characteristics of 40 patients

From: Health-related quality of life and its influencing factors in adult patients with localized scleroderma - a cross-sectional study

FeatureValue
Female sex, n (%)33 (82.5)
Age at disease onset (years), Median (IQR)40.5 (29.75–57)
Age at survey (years), Median (IQR)46.5 (33.75–64.35)
Disease duration (years), Median (IQR)3.5 (1–10)
Place of residence), n (%)
 Rural7 (17.5)
 Urban, less than 10,000 of people3 (7.5)
 Urban, less than 100,000 of people24 (60)
 Urban, 100,000 or more people6 (15)
Educational level, n (%)
 Primary3 (7.5)
 Lower secondary12 (30)
 Upper secondary12 (30)
 Tertiary13 (32.5)
Working (emloyment) status, n (%)
 Employed21 (52.5)
 Unemployed7 (17.5)
 Student2 (5)
 Pensioner10 (25)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married30 (75)
 Widowed1 (2.5)
 Divorced2 (5)
 Cohabited1 (2.5)
 No relationship1 (2.5)
 Body surface area affected by LoS (%), Median (IQR)4.25 (1.875–8)
 Active disease, n (%)35 (87.5)
 Without remission26 (65)
 Reccurent disease 1st relapse6 (15)
 Reccurent disease 2nd relapse3 (7.5)
 Inactive disease5 (12.5)
 LoSCAT summary score, Median (IQR) Subtypes, n (%)13.5 (14–25)
 Plaque18 (45)
 Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini8 (20)
 Generalized7 (17.5)
 Mixed4 (10)
 Linear3 (7.5)
 Musculoskeletal manifestations, n (%)3 (7.5)
 Symptoms (e.g. pruritus)21 (52.5)
 Comorbid medical conditions, n (%)25 (62.5)
 Hypertensio arterialis9 (22.5)
 Diabetes type 25 (12.5)
 Gastroesophageal reflux3 (7.5)
 Hashimoto disease2 (5)
 Hand eczema2 (5)
 Rheumatoid arthritis2 (5)
 Other5 (12.5)
  1. IQR interquartile range, LoSCAT localized scleroderma cutaneous assessment tool