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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of general practice patients by disease groups

From: Health-related quality of life among general practice patients with differing chronic diseases in Germany: Cross sectional survey

  Mean age (SD) Female (%) Now married (%) Employed or self-employed (%) Having high school or more education or a professional certificate (%) Having an academic degree or qualification (%) Statutory insurance (%)
Overall
(n = 1009)
48.5 (17.4) 61.4 62.8 50.8 83.4 24.0 87.6
Reference group
(n = 428)
40.5 (15.8) 65.2 58.6 59.6 87.3 23.2 86.9
Hypertension
(n = 217)
61.5 (13.2) 54.1 68.5 35.5 77.9 26.5 86.8
Diabetes
(n = 78)
63.0 (12.1) 47.1 73.5 29.9 70.6 21.7 88.2
Asthma/COPD
(n = 54)
52.1 (18.5) 57.1 56.3 36.0 81.6 31.9 86.0
Heart disease
(n = 78)
64.8 (15.7) 50.7 60.6 20.8 72.2 25.8 89.0
Stroke
(n = 3)
55.5 (23.3) 66.7 66.7 0 50 0 100
OA knee
(n = 17)
67.8 (8.0) 52.9 82.4 11.8 52.9 5.9 76.5
Other joint diseases
(n = 30)
61.7 (14.6) 48.0 65.4 34.6 73.1 25.0 80.8
Depression
(n = 63)
52.2 (17.6) 83.0 50.0 47.4 80.7 17.6 91.1
Cancer
(n = 38)
58.8 (13.3) 72.4 71.9 35.5 78.1 19.4 96.9
Back pain
(n = 193)
51.1 (15.2) 58.1 67.5 53.8 82.2 26.8 88.2
Polyarthritis
(n = 13)
55.6 (15.3) 75.0 76.9 38.5 61.5 0 84.6
Other mental illness
(n = 29)
43.4 (14.3) 65.2 34.8 60.9 82.6 36.4 91.3
Migraine
(n = 25)
42.0 (12.1) 90.5 63.6 68.2 90.9 22.7 95.5