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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of individuals with HAM/TSP of the CTHTLV of the Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

From: Signs, meanings and practices of people living with human t-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 or tropical spastic myelopathy

VariablesN = 38N (%)
Age, years (M ± SD) 54.20 ± 10.28
SexFemale22 (57.89)
Male16 (42.11)
Skin colorBlack18 (47.37)
Mixed race17 (44.73)
White3 (7.9)
Yellow0 (0)
Socioeconomic classA1 (2.63)
B3 (7.89)
C21 (55.26)
D12 (31.59)
E1 (2.63)
Marital statusSingle10 (26.32)
Married16 (42.10)
Separated3 (7.89)
Widowed9 (23.68)
Education LevelIlliterate1 (2.63)
Elementary School Incomplete10 (26.32)
Elementary School complete14 (36.84)
Secondary Education7 (18.42)
Higher Education6 (15.79)
Walking or gait devicesDoes not use15 (39.47)
Uses23 (60.53)
PhysiotherapyYes18 (47.36)
No20 (52.64)
Disease duration, years (M ± SD) 11.45 ± 8.31
BMI, kg/m2 (M ± SD) 24.67 ± 3.21
  1. M Mean, SD Standard deviation; Social Class A and B = high, C = average; D and E = low (parameters IBGE, Brazil); BMI Body mass index