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Table 1 Characteristisics of the short stature sample (N = 44)

From: Health status of adults with Short Stature: A comparison with the normal population and one well-known chronic disease (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Characteristics n (%) Mean (SD) Range
Age   36.4 (13) 16 – 61
Weight   55,5 (13) 30 – 85
Height   134 (13) 94 – 156
Male 12 (27)   
Married 16 (36)   
Parenthood 13 (29)   
Mobility: use wheelchair 13 (29)   
Formal education >12 years 16 (36)   
Employment status    
   Under education 15 (34)   
   Employed 19 (43)   
   Disability pension 10 (23)   
Diagnosis reported    
   Achondroplasia 19 (43)   
   Hypochondroplasia 2 (5)   
   Pseudoachondroplasia 3 (7)   
   Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia 3 (7)   
   Other skeletal dysplasias* 9 (20)   
   No diagnosis reported 8 (18)   
  1. * chondrodystrophia (1), diastrophic dysplasia (1), dyschondrosteose (2), dysplasia epiphysialis multiplex (2), metaphysial chondrodysplasia (1), metatropic dysplasia (1), spondylo meta physical dysplasi Kozlowskys type (1)