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Table 3 Family status, education and employment status within the analyzed patient cohort

From: Comparative cost of illness analysis and assessment of health care burden of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies in Germany

  DMD BMD
Patients Parents Patients Parents
Family status [%] Widowed 0 2 0 0
  Divorced 0 5 4 9
  Married 4 83 36 71
  In a partnership 0 4 13 3
  Unmarried 96 6 47 17
Education [%] No qualification 20 2 0 3
  School 74 78 82 82
  University studies 6 20 18 15
  Completed professional education 39 89 77 82
Employment status [%] Non-working 49 8 32 18
  Currently working   
  Self-employed 2 7 8 11
  Employed 37 56 49 67
  Quit working life 12 29 12 4
  In stage I - 17 0 0
  In stage II 0 52 63 50
  In stage III 25 15 13 0
  In stage IV 50 13 25 50
  In stage V 25 3 - -
  Reduced working time [%] 6 38 25 12
  In stage I - 10 22 71
  In stage II 11 55 67 14
  In stage III 11 13 11 14
  In stage IV 67 19 0 0
  In stage V 11 3 - -
Gross salary per year [€] Mean 11,405 24,168 35,871 27,414
  Stage I - 25,971 45,120 29,937
  Stage II 22,200 25,140 33,377 22,071
  Stage III 2,400 30,722 33,720 40,200
  Stage IV 13,572 22,976 32,644 28,054
  Stage V 6,712 17,745 - -
  1. These demographic parameters were assessed to serve as basis for indirect cost calculation. Assessment was differentiated between patients and parents in consideration of patients’ clinical severity stages. Because of rounding, percentage might not add up to exactly 100%.