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Table 1 Comparison of socio-demographic and disease related characteristics of the SEPIA study population and the GGP

From: Education and employment in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis – a standardized comparison to the German general population

  SEPIA
study population
German general populationa
Total N = 2183 nmissing N = 11,799 nmissing
Sex
 Female 60.8% (n = 1327) 0 50.8% (n = 6065) 0
Age (years)
 Mean (± SDb) 34.4 (± 10.8) 0 46.9 (± 11.2) 10
 Median (Range) 32.0 (20.0 – 73.0)   47.9 (20.3 – 67.5)
Current intake of anti-rheumatic drugs 49.0% (n = 1068) 0 N.a.c  
Disability cardholder 37.3% (n = 815) 0 N.a.c  
Disease durationd
 Mean (± SDb)
 Median (Range)
22.8 (± 11.6)
20.0 (1.0 - 60.0)
0 N.a.c  
  1. aNEPS Data
  2. bSD = Standard Deviation
  3. cN.a. = Not available
  4. dDisease duration approximated by the date of the 1st admission to the GCPAR