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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics (n = 55)

From: Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis (WORK-IA): a feasibility randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Intervention (n = 29) Control (n = 26) Total (n = 55)
Age (years):Mean [sd] 47.7 [10.4] 50.5 [6.4] 49.0 [8.8]
Gender: Females n (%) 22 (75.9%) 20 (76.9%) 42 (76.4%)
Marital status:
 Married/living with partner 24 (82.8%) 16 (61.5%) 40 (72.7%)
 Other 5 (17.2%) 10 (38.5%) 15 (27.3%)
Living alone: n (%) 5 (17%) 9 (35%) 14 (25%)
Type of arthritis: n (%)
 Inflammatory arthritis 5 (17.2%) 3 (11.5%) 8 (14.5%)
 Rheumatoid arthritis 17 (58.6%) 17 (65.4%) 34 (61.8%)
 Psoriatic arthritis 7 (24.1%) 6 (23.1%) 13 (23.6%)
Disease duration (years): Median [IQR] 5.0 [0.7–10.0] 5.3 [1.0–17.0] 5.0 [0.7–12.0]
Currently taking oral or intramuscular steroids: Yes n (%) 12 (41.4%) 7 (26.9%) 19 (34.5%)
Currently taking disease modifying drugs: Yes n (%) 26 (89.7%) 20 (76.9%) 46 (83.6%)
Currently taking biologic drugs: Yes n (%) 8 (27.6%) 9 (34.6%) 17 (30.9%)
Main job type (SOC2010 major group)*
 Level 4 (Professional and managerial) 12 (41%) 3 (12%) 15 (27%)
 Level 3 (Associated professional and technical/ skilled trades) 7 (24%) 1 (4%) 8 (16%)
 Level 2 (Administrative, caring, leisure, sales, customer service; process, plant and machinery operatives) 8 (28%) 21 (81%) 29 (53%)
 Level 1 (Elementary occupations) 2 (7%) 1 (4%) 3 (5.5%)
Years in current main job: Mean [sd] 11.0 [8.9] 13.5 [9.7] 12.2 [9.3]
Full-time work (>35 h/week) n (%) 17 (58.6%) 16 (61.5%) 33 (60%)
Average hours worked/week: Mean[sd] 32 [9.1] 32.8 [8.7] 32.4 [8.8]
Disclosed arthritis to: Yes n (%)
 Employer 25 [86.2%] 23 [88.5%] 48 [87.3%]
 [At least some] Work colleagues 26 [90%] 23 [88.5%] 49 [90%]
  1. Key: * SOC2010 = Standard Occupational Classification 2010 [56]