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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sample.

From: Fatigue in fibromyalgia: a conceptual model informed by patient interviews

Subject Characteristics US
(n = 20)
Germany
(n = 10)
France
(n = 10)
Total
(n = 40)
Age (years)     
Mean 49.4 52.4 43.4 48.7
Median 50 51 41 49
Min, Max 25,69 46,58 30,58 25,69
Gender % (n)     
Male 25 (5) 50 (5) 20 (2) 30 (12)
Female 75 (15) 50 (5) 80 (8) 70 (28)
Current Living status % (n)     
Live alone 15 (3) 80 (8) 50 (5) 40 (16)
Live with husband/wife/partner 30 (6) 20 (2) 50 (5) 32.5 (13)
Live with parents/family or friends 45 (9) 0 0 22.5 (9)
Other 10 (2) 0 0 5 (2)
Ethnicity % (n)     
Hispanic 0 (0) 0 N/A 0
Caucasian 80 (16) 90 (9) N/A 83.3 (25)
African American 10 (2) 0 N/A 6.7 (2)
Asian Oriental or Pacific Islander 0 (0) 0 N/A 0
Other 10 (2) 10 (1) N/A 6.7 (2)
Highest Education Level US and Germany % (n)     
Secondary school education or less 20 (4) 20 (2) N/A 20 (6)
Vocational school or some college 30 (6) 40 (4) N/A 33.3 (10)
University/College degree 45 (9) 20 (2) N/A 36.7 (11)
Post-graduate degree qualification 5 (1) 20 (2) N/A 10 (3)
Highest Education Level France % (n)     
Secondary school education or less N/A N/A 40 (4) 40 (4)
More than High School (France) N/A N/A 60 (6) 60 (6)
Do you currently work in a paid capacity (full or part-time) % (n)     
Yes 65 (13) 20 (2) 30 (3) 45 (18)
No 35 (7) 80 (8) 70 (7) 55 (22)