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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the sample (N = 1211)

From: Rasch analysis of the long-term conditions questionnaire (LTCQ) and development of a short-form (LTCQ-8)

Variables % N
Cohort   
Health care (via primary care) 76 917
Social care (via Local Authority) 24 294
Age (quartiles)   
18–59 years 26 313
60 – 69 years 24 291
70 – 79 years 24 293
80 + years 21 260
(Missing) 5 54
Gender   
Male 44 528
Female 54 656
(Missing) 2 27
Ethnicity   
White British 91 1097
Other White (e.g. Irish, European) 3 38
Black/Black British (e.g. African, Caribbean) 2 18
Asian/Asian British (e.g. Indian, Pakistani) 1 17
Mixed 0.60 8
(Missing) 3 33
Number of long-term conditions   
1 5 62
2–4 28 344
5 or more 65 780
(Missing) 2 25
Number of physical health conditions   
1 6 77
2–4 31 370
5 or more 60 723
(Missing or no physical health condition) 3 41
Number of mental health conditions   
1 36 435
2 or more 7 87
(Missing or no mental health condition) 57 689