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Table 1 Frequency distribution of the 43 PKU patients

From: Quality of Life (QoL) assessment in a cohort of patients with Phenylketonuria

Variables Strata No. (%) Mean ± SD Mean ± SD normative population (Child Self-report) Mean ± SD normative population (Parent proxy-report)
Gender Female 20 (46.5)    
Male 23 (53.5)    
Age (years)    17.09 ± 8.98   
Patients Adult 17 (40.0)    
Pediatric 26 (60.0)    
Education level (pediatric patients) Nursery 3 (11.5)    
Primary school 12 (46.2)    
Junior secondary school 11 (42.3)    
Education level (adult patients) Secondary school 14 (82.4)    
Post-graduate 3 (17.6)    
Employment status (adult patients) Student 5 (29.4)    
Employed 9 (52.9)    
Unemployed 3 (17.7)    
Treatment type Diet 21 (48.8)    
BH4 22 (51.2)    
Treatment length (months)    209.65 ± 140.02   
QoL pediatric (range: 0-100)    79.26 ± 82.97 79,37 ± 10 [24] 81,74 ± 11,21 [24]
QoL adults (range: 4-20)    16.47 ± 0.51 14,9 ± 2,9 [26]  
  1. Number (No.), percentage (%), mean and standard deviation (SD).