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Table 1 Characteristics of adult participants with achondroplasia

From: Hearing loss in Norwegian adults with achondroplasia

Variables All
(n = 45)
Men
(n = 23)
Women
(n = 22)
P value a
Age, years, mean (SD) 37.7 (16.6) 39.1 (17.6) 36.2 (15.8) 0.56
Height, cm, mean (SD) 133.1 (9.1) 137.0 (8.7) 129.1 (7.8) 0.002
Variables N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Single/living alone 33 (73) 17 (74) 16 (73) 1.0
Working b or student 28 (62) 13 (57) 15 (68) 0.54
Medical history     
 Acute otitis in childhood 37 (82) 17 (74) 20 (91) 0.24
 Acute otitis in adulthood 10 (22) 5 (22) 5 (23) 1.0
 History of ventilation tubes 20 (44) 11 (48) 9 (41) 0.77
 Adenoidectomy 22 (49) 12 (52) 10 (46) 0.77
 Currently using hearing aid 9 (20) 4 (17) 5 (23) 0.72
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aIndependent sample t test for continuous variables, and Fisher’s exact test for proportions
  3. bWorking full time, or part time ≥ 50%