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Table 1 Demographics of patients

From: The responsiveness of the PROMIS instruments and the qDASH in an upper extremity population

Patient characteristics n Percent Mean (SD) Range
Age (years)    50.75 (15.84) 18–90
Gender
 Male 124 48.6   
 Female 131 51.4   
Race
 White or Caucasian 221 86.7   
 Asian 4 1.6   
 American Indian and Alaska Native 3 1.2   
 Black or African American 6 2.4   
 Other 15 5.9   
 Missing 6 2.4   
Ethnicity
 Hispanic 18 7.1   
 Non-Hispanic 232 91.0   
 Missing 5 1.9   
Tobacco User
 Yes 25 9.8   
 No 211 82.7   
 Missing 19 7.5   
Procedure Type
 Removal of implant 4 1.6   
 Excision, repair, surgery on the Humerus 7 2.8   
 Excision, repair, surgery on the wrist or forearm 17 6.7   
 Excision, repair, surgery on the hands and fingers 43 16.8   
 Amputation procedures on the hand 1 0.4   
 Neuroplasty, neurorrhaphy, arthroscopy, and misc. procedures 133 52.2   
 Missing 50 19.5   
Insurance Provider
 Industrial/Workers Compensation 23 9.0   
 Medicaid 1 0.4   
 Medicare 49 19.2   
 No Fault Auto Insurance 3 1.2   
 Private Insurance 168 66.2   
 Self-Pay 6 2.4   
 Tricare 3 1.2   
Employment Status
 Disabled 14 5.5   
 Full Time 121 47.5   
 Part Time 13 5.1   
 Not employed 28 11.0   
 Retired 36 14.1   
 Self Employed 13 5.1   
 Student 9 3.5   
 Missing 21 8.2