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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