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Table 2 Social characteristics of the study sample with Wilson disease and the Polish general population

From: Social and demographic characteristics of a Polish cohort with Wilson disease and the impact of treatment persistence

Variable Study sample
n (%); n = 202
Polish general population [14], %
Education
 - Primary school 5 (2.5%) 1.4%
 - Vocational education 51 (25.3%) 25.5%
 - Upper-secondary/post-secondary and higher education 144 (62.9%) 73.1%
 - Missing data 2 (1.0%)
Source of income
 - Salary 67 (33.2%) 37.8%
 - Disability pension 76 (37.6%) NA
 - Pension (retired) 2 (1.0%) 27.4%
 - Social support 11 (5.5%) NA
 - Other (self-employed, farming, student stipend) 31 (15.4%) 6.9%
 - Family support 15 (7.4%) 27.9%
Status of household
 - Living alone 12 (5.9%) NA
 - With parents/guardians 48 (23.8%) NA
 - With wife/husband/informal relationship 59 (29.2%) NA
 - With family (wife/husband and children) 70 (34.7%) NA
 - Missing data 13 (6.4%) NA
Marital status
 - Single 57 (28.2%) 27.2%
 - Divorced 11 (5.5%) 4.4%
 - Widowed 4 (2.0%) 9.4%
 - Married 95 (47.0%) 54.6%
 - Informal relationship 19 (9.4%) 3.0%
 - Missing data 16 (7.9%) 1.4%
  1. NA not available