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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics for patients with FM

From: Effects of a one week multidisciplinary inpatient self-management programme for patients with fibromyalgia: a randomised controlled trial

Characteristics SMP group No. (%) Control group No. (%)
Sex   
Male 6 (8)  
Female 69 (92) 72 (100)
Age (years)   
Mean (SD) 45.4 (9.4) 49.7 (4.0)
Marital status   
Single 5 5
Cohabitant 11 17
Married 45 36
Divorced 13 13
Widow 1 1
Education ≤12 years 57 (76.0) 57 (79)
Employment status   
Employed 21 (28.0) 21 (29.2)
Not working/retired 1 (1.3) 1 (1.4)
Sick leave 17 (22.7) 20 (27.8)
Disability pension 36 (48.0) 29 (40.3)
Student   1 (1.4)
Duration of disease (years) Mean (SD) 7.03 (7.21) 6.13 (6.53)
Total 75 72