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Table1 Demographics and clinical characteristics

From: A cross-sectional study of gender differences in quality of life domains in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1

  Men (n = 70)
Mean ± SD, or n (%)
Women (n = 92)
Mean ± SD, or n (%)
p value
Age (years) 35 ± 15 32 ± 12 0.16
Marital status    
Single 46 (66%) 55 (60%) 0.53
Married 17 (24%) 30 (31%)  
Separated 1 (1%) 2 (2%)  
Education    
Primary 3 (4%) 2 (2%) 0.33
Secondary 17 (17%) 17 (18%)  
Post-secondary 44 (63%) 71 (77%)  
Employment status    
Employed 33 (47%) 42 (46%) 0.69
Not employed 1 (1%) 4 (4%)  
Student 15 (21%) 20 (21%)  
Disability 8 (11%) 16 (17%)  
Homemaker 1 (1%) 3 (3%)  
Clinical characteristics    
Ablon’s Visibility Index 1.74 ± 0.73 1.67 ± 0.66 0.59
Brain tumor 19 (27%) 22 (24%) 0.90
Spinal tumor 22 (31%) 20 (21%) 0.89
History of MPNST 6 (8%) 8 (9%) 1.00
Optic glioma 9 (13%) 16 (17%) 0.52
Known plexiform neurofibroma 22 (31%) 41 (45%) 0.08
Other cancers 5 (7%) 9 (10%) 0.63