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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of respondents.

From: Generic and disease-specific health related quality of life in non-cirrhotic, cirrhotic and transplanted liver patients: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic NC
(n = 489)
CC
(n = 391)
DC
(n = 84)
LTX
(n = 186)
Dutch SF-36 controls
(n = 1715)
Dutch MFI-20 controls
(n = 139)
Mean age ± SD, yr. 48 ± 12 49 ± 14 50 ± 12 49 ± 13 48 ± 17 46± 16
Gender       
Men, n (%) 214 (43.8) 162 (41.4) 36 (42.9) 78 (41.9) 967 (56.6) 60 (44.4)
Women, n (%) 275 (56.2) 229 (58.6) 48 (57.1) 108 (58.1) 740 (43.4) 75 (55.6)
Education       
None/elementary education 33 (6.8) 39 (10.0) 15 (18.1) 18 (9.7) 212 (12.6) 11 (8.1)
Lower secondary education 178 (36.5) 157 (40.2) 27 (32.5) 74 (40.0) 569 (33.8) 90 (66.7)
Upper/post secondary education 141 (28.9) 106 (27.1) 24 (28.9) 48 (25.9) 477 (28.4) 34 (25.2)
1st/2nd stage tertiary education 136 (27.9) 89 (22.8) 17 (20.5) 45 (24.3) 424 (25.2) 0 (0)
Marital status       
Married / Living together 360 (73.9) 292 (75.1) 57 (67.9) 139 (75.1) 1278 (74.8)  
Single / Widow(er) / Divorced 127 (26.1) 97 (24.9) 27 (32.1) 46 (24.9) 431 (25.2)  
Aetiology       
Viral hepatitis 169 (36.3) 77 (20.9) 23 (30.3)    
Autoimmune hepatitis 51 (10.9) 77 (20.9) 11 (14.5)    
PBC/PSC 76 (16.3) 84 (22.8) 13 (17.1)    
Hemochromatosis 58 (12.4) 30 (8.2) 2 (2.6)    
Other liver diseases 58 (12.4) 85 (23.1) 25 (32.9)    
Liver diseases reported as cured 54 (11.6) 15 (4.1) 2 (2.6)    
Liver transplants     186 (100)   
  1. For legend of disease stages, see table 1.