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Table 1 Background variables for the HSP sample

From: Health survey of adults with hereditary spastic paraparesis compared to population study controls

  Total Men Women
(N = 107a) (N = 49) (N = 58)
Marital status    
 Single 23.1 % 30.6 % 17.2 %
 Married/cohabiting 54.9 % 44.9 % 65.5 %b
 Divorced 15.7 % 18.4 % 13.8 %
 Widowed 4.6 % 6.1 % 3.4 %
Education level    
 Primary school 11.1 % 6.1 % 15.8 %
 Secondary school 34.3 % 34.7 % 33.3 %
 High school 23.1 % 22.4 % 24.6 %
  <3years University degree 15.7 % 16.3 % 15.8 %
  >3years University degree 13.9 % 20.4 % 8.8 %
 Other 0.9 % 0 % 1.8 %
Main source of income    
 Paid salary 18.5 % 14.3 % 22.4 %
 Disability pension 53.7 % 51.0 % 55.2 %
 Retirement pension 24.1 % 30.6 % 19.0 %
 Sickness benefits 2.8 % 2.0 % 3.4 %
Body mass index (BMI) M = 25.5 (SD = 4.5) M = 26.2 (SD = 4.0) M = 24.9 (SD = 4.8)
  1. Note. aBacground information was missing for one participant. bGender difference was significant at the .05-level (Pearson’s chi-square)