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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants

From: Internalised stigma in people with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross sectional study to establish the psychometric properties of the ISMI-RA

Characteristic Participants (n = 100)
Gender n (%)
 Male 25 (25.0)
 Female 75 (75.0)
Age (years)  
 Range 23–65
 Mean (SD) 46.3 (10.9)
Years since first contact with RA services  
 Range 1–31
 Median (SD) 6.0 (6.1)
Ethnicity n (%)
 White British 76 (76.0)
 Other White 9 (9.0)
 Black or Mixed Black & White 7 (7.0)
 Asian or Mixed Asian & White 5 (5.0)
 Other Mixed 0
 Other 1 (1.0)
 Did not wish to disclose 2 (2.0)
Employment status n (%)
 Unemployed 8 (8.0)
 Part-time employed 28 (28.0)
 Full-time employed 37 (37.0)
 Retired 23 (23.0)
 Volunteering 0
 Training/education 2 (2.0)
 Other (incl. Self-employed) 2 (2.0)