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Table 1 Patients’ sociodemographic and clinical characteristics.

From: Structural validity of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire and its short version, the 6-Item CTS symptoms scale: a Rasch analysis one year after surgery

Variable All, N=217
Female, n (%) 140 (65)
Age, mean (SD) 60 (14)
Body mass index, kg/m2, mean (SD) 28.4 (5.2)
Employment status, n (%)
 Employed 103 (48)
 Unemployed 10 (4)
 Retired / Pensioner 104 (48)
Current smokers, n (%) 27 (12)
Operated side, n (%)
 Right 87 (40)
 Left 41 (19)
 Bilateral 89 (41)
Duration of symptoms before operation, months, median (IQR) 18 (12, 36)
Pain, VAS range 0-100, mean (SD) 19.2 (22.9)
Pain medication, n (%) 35 (16)
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range