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Table 1 Sample characteristics by country

From: Cross-cultural validation of the Educational Needs Assessment Tool in RA in 7 European countries

  Finland The Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden UK Total
Sample size 135 165 137 123 230 125 125 1042
Percentage of females (%) 82.2 88.5 73.7 71.5 75.2 76.0 79.2 78.0
Median age (years) 54 67 57 52 58 61 58  
Median disease duration (years) 10 12 7 11 10 15 13  
Basic education (n) 53 29 105 67 111 50 105 473
Higher education (n) 81 134 32 47 104 73 17 488