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Table 2 Myositis disease severity characteristics at the time of the survey*

From: Parents' perception of self-advocacy of children with myositis: an anonymous online survey

Survey item Patients
N (%)**
  ≤ 15.0 years of age > 15.0 years of age
Right now, can your child do a sit-up without help? 142 (68.6) 32 (71.1)
Right now, can your child climb the stairs without help or using support? 168 (81.2) 36 (80.0)
Right now, can your child stand from a seated position without assistance or support? 179 (86.5) 35 (77.8)
Right now, does your child have a swallowing problem? 12 (5.8) 4 (8.9)
  1. Patients answering in the affirmative
  2. *The reminder of the parents answered "Do not know".
  3. **N = 207 for patients ≤ 15.0 years of age; N = 45 for patients > 15.1 years of age.