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Table 1 Characteristics of the 250 participants with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)

From: Self-reported quality of life, anxiety and depression in individuals with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS): a questionnaire study

Characteristic Mean or number (%) C.I
Age (years)   46.1 44.5 to 47.7
EDS type Not defined 95 (38)  
  Hypermobility 76 (30)  
  Classic 45 (18)  
  Artrocalasia 2 (1)  
  Vascular 10 (4)  
  Mixed 22 (9)  
Body mass index (kg/m2)   25.8 25.1 to 26.5
Current cigarette smoking   200 (80)  
SF-36 Physical component score 27.2 25.8 to 28.6
  Mental component score 42.1 40.6 to 43.6
Tiredness   234 (94)  
Back pain Cervical region 204 (82)  
  Thoracic region 184 (74)  
  Lumbosacral region 203 (81)  
  Any back region 234 (94)  
  1. CI = 95% confidence interval.
  2. Presented as mean, number and 95% confidence interval.