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Table 1 Socio-Demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample (N = 1176)

From: Does patient engagement affect IBD patients’ health-related quality of life? Findings from a cross-sectional study among people with inflammatory bowel diseases

  Total Chron's disease Ulcerative colitis Unclassified colitis
N % N % N % N %
Gender         
Female 365 48.3% 189 25,0% 171 22,6% 2 0,3%
Male 391 51.7% 202 26,7% 182 24,1% 1 0,1%
Number of relapses (0 -5)         
0 236 33.0% 0 0,0% 139 19,4% 1 0,1%
1 172 24.1% 1 0,1% 87 12,2% 0 0,0%
2 86 12.0% 2 0,3% 39 5,5% 0 0,0%
3 219 30.6% 3 0,4% 105 14,7% 2 0,3%
5 2 0.3% 5 0,7% 2 0,3% 0 0,0%
Education         
Primary School 23 2.0% 12 1,1% 6 0,5% 0 0,0%
Secondary School 239 20.9% 82 7,2% 80 7,0% 2 0,2%
High School 585 51.3% 206 18,1% 182 16,0% 1 0,1%
Bachelor 236 20.8% 60 5,3% 65 5,7% 0 0,0%
PhD, Master Degree 44 3.8% 16 1,4% 8 0,7% 0 0,0%
Other 13 1.1% 2 0,2% 2 0,2% 0 0,0%
Employment         
Full time job 510 48.8% 177 16,9% 164 15,7% 1 0,1%
Part time job 198 18.9% 46 4,4% 46 4,4% 0 0,0%
Retired 121 11.6% 42 4,0% 37 3,5% 1 0,1%
Unemployed 193 18.5% 73 7,0% 60 5,7% 1 0,1%
Other 23 2.3% 10 1,0% 13 1,2% 0 0,0%
Children         
No 327 44.7% 179 24,4% 145 19,8% 0 0,0%
Yes 406 55.3% 196 26,7% 198 27,0% 3 0,4%
Years from diagnosis Total   Chron's disease   Ulcerative colitis   Unclassified colitis  
Mean 12.0   12.1   11.7   12.3  
Median 10   10   9.00   7  
Standard deviation 9.24   9.55   8.83   11.9  
Minimum 0   0   1   4  
Maximum 48   48   48   26  
Age         
Mean 53   57   59   61.0  
Median 43.0   42.5   45   59  
Standard deviation 24   31   25   20.1  
Minimum 18   17   16   42  
Maximum 93.8   82   83   82