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Table 1 Socio-demographic and supposed health-factors in a population with rheumatic diseases one week after rehabilitation.

From: Factors promoting health-related quality of life in people with rheumatic diseases: a 12 month longitudinal study

Characteristics One week Characteristics One week
  n = 185 %   n = 185 %
Sex    Social support   
   Women 139 75    18-29 38 20
   Men 46 25    13-17 50 27
       11-12 40 22
Age (years)       10 Very good 53 29
   70-88 42 22    No answer 4 2
   61-69 45 24    
   52-60 49 27 Alcohol habit   
   18-51 49 27    Rarely/never 78 42
       Monthly 50 27
Feeling painless       Weekly 57 31
   8-10 21 11    
   6-7 57 31 Immigrant status   
   4-5 49 27    Immigrant 23 12
   0-3 Nearly painless 58 31    Swede 162 88
Sleep structure    Civil status   
   Big/very big problem 88 48    Living alone 61 33
   Moderate problem 60 32    Living with somebody 124 67
   No/small problem 37 20    
    Education   
Feeling rested       Grade school 75 41
   Big/very big problem 76 41    Secondary school 58 31
   Moderate problem 53 29    College/university 52 28
   No/small problem 56 30    
    Work capacity   
Diet       0% 64 34
   General diet 161 87    25-100% 53 29
   Special diet 24 13    Retired 51 28
       No answer 17 9
High effort of exercise      
   Irregularly/never 109 59 Socioeconomic status,   
   1 time per week 25 13 main occupation   
   >2 times per week 51 28    Group A 70 38
       Group B 44 24
Medium effort of exercise       Group C 56 30
   Irregularly/never 100 54    Group D 12 6
   1 time per week 19 10    No answer 3 2
   >2 times per week 66 36    
    Socioeconomic status,   
Low effort of exercise    current occupation   
   Irregularly/never 50 27    Group A 26 14
   1 time per week 15 8    Group B 12 7
   >2 times per week 120 65    Group C 32 17
       Group D 90 49
Perform hobbies       No answer 25 13
   Rarely/never 60 32    
   Often/sometimes 125 68 Rheumatic disease   
       Local/general pain 25 14
Feeling sexual lust       Osteoarthritis 24 13
   Rarely/never 81 44    Systemic rheumatic disease 19 10
   Often/sometimes 87 47    Infl. joint disease 117 63
   No answer 17 9    
SOC      
   21-55 48 26    
   56-66 49 27    
   67-75 48 26    
   75-90 Very good 40 21    
  1. Group A: Manual workers
  2. Group B: Assistant no manual employees
  3. Group C: Intermediate/higher employees and upper-level executives
  4. Group D: Others