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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and self-report ratings of people with arthritis and healthy controls

From: Do people with arthritis differ from healthy controls in their internal comparison standards for self-reports of health, fatigue, and pain?

  People with Arthritis (n = 588) Healthy Controls (n = 567)
Gender, female %* 62 48
Age, mean (SD)* 61.8 (11.6) 45.8 (15.6)
Marital Status, married/living as married % 55 59
Education, %
 Up to High School 23 18
 College or College Graduate 61 67
 Graduate Degree 16 15
Race, Caucasian %* 75 62
Ethnicity, Hispanic %* 9 19
Socioeconomic Status, higher %* 62 74
Global health rating (1–5 scale), mean (SD) 2.89 (1.00) 3.91 (0.87)
Fatigue rating (0–10 scale), mean (SD) 4.75 (2.46) 3.40 (2.56)
Pain rating (0–10 scale), mean (SD) 4.78 (2.51) 2.50 (2.74)
  1. Note: *Significant difference between the two groups: p ≤ .001