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Table 1 Demographic data of patients with chronic pain conditions

From: Adaptive coping strategies in patients with chronic pain conditions and their interpretation of disease

  All patients
Gender (%)  
women 77
men 23
Age (years) 54.3 ± 14.4
Family status (%)  
married 48
living with partner 10
divorced 14
living alone 15
widowed 14
Educational level (%)  
secondary (Hauptschule) 48
junior high school (Realschule) 23
high school (Gymnasium) 15
other 13
Religious denomination (%)  
christian 83
others 4
none 13
Underlying pain conditions (%)  
spine-associated pain syndromes 15
fibromyalgia 12
polyarthritis/-arthrosis 8
migraine/headache 4
chronic inflammatory bowel diseases 4
cancer (accompanied by pain) 4
amputations (accompanied by pain) 8
pain associated with psycho-physical exhaustion 4
other pain syndromes or diseases 41
Duration of disease (months) 96 ± 116
Life Satisfaction (% Score) 67 ± 18
Escape from Illness (% Score) 52 ± 27