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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study patients (N = 300)

From: Impact of socio-demographic and clinical characteristics on functional disability and health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Variable Mean ± SD (range)
Or
N (%)
Total = 300
Age (year) 49 ± 13.10 (18–89)
Rheumatology clinic  
Nablus 94 (31.3%)
Jenin 93 (31%)
Tulkarm 72 (24%)
Qalqilia 41 (13.7%)
Gender  
Male 71 (23.7)
Female 229 (76.3)
Residency  
City 91 (30.3)
Village 183 (61)
Refugee camp 26 (8.7)
Conjugal status  
With a spouse/partner 233 (77.7)
Without a spouse/partner 67 (22.3)
Single 46 (15.3)
Divorced 5 (1.7)
Widowed 16 (5.3)
Level of education  
Illiterate 33 (11)
Primary 128 (42.7)
Secondary 81 (27)
University 58 (19.3)
Employment status  
Working 79 (26.3)
Employee 41 (13.7)
Private job 38 (12.7)
Not working 221 (73.7)
Unemployed 18 (6)
Housewife 203 (67.7)
Income (NIS)  
Low (Less than 2000) 133 (44.3)
Moderate (2000–5000) 167 (55.7)
High (More than 5000) 2 (0.7)
BMI  
Normal (18.5–24.9) 104 (34.7)
Overweight (25–29.9) 105 (35)
Obese (30 or greater) 91 (30.3)
Smoking  
Current smoking 22 (7.3)
Never smoke 258 (86)
Ex-smoker 20 (6.7)
  1. BMI body mass index, NIS new Israeli shekel, SD standard deviation