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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients (n = 191)a

From: Effects of illness perceptions on health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in China

Gender Male 51 (26.70)
  Female 140 (73.30)
Age, y   45.06 ± 3.32
Ethnic group Han 182 (95.29)
  Hui 8 (4.19)
  Other 1 (0.52)
Marital status Married 168 (87.96)
  Other 23 (12.04)
Education  ≤ Junior middle school (9 y) 82 (42.93)
  Senior middle school (12 y) 41 (21.47)
   ≥ College (15 y) 68 (35.60)
Residence Rural 95 (49.74)
  Urban 96 (50.26)
Income/monthb  < 1000 yuan 45 (23.56)
  1000–3000 yuan 94 (49.21)
   > 3000 yuan 52 (27.23)
Occupation Unemployed 76 (39.79)
  Blue collar 39 (20.42)
  White collar 76 (39.79)
Disease duration, y   5.73 ± 7.33
DAS28   3.58 ± 1.32
  1. aReported as n (%) unless indicated otherwise
  2. bFamily income/monthly