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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of GBA-PDa and iPDb patient samples

From: Patients’ experiences of Parkinson’s disease: a qualitative study in glucocerebrosidase and idiopathic Parkinson’s disease

Demographic Total GBA-PDa
(n = 15)
Total iPDb (n = 5) Total
(n = 20)
Age, mean (range) 66.36 (52, 80) 62.60 (46, 78) 65.85 (46, 80)
Age n (%)
 46–55 years old 1 (7%) 2 (40%) 3 (15%)
 56–65 years old 7 (46%) 1 (20%) 8 (40%)
 66–75 years old 4 (27%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%)
 76–80 years old 3 (20%) 2 (40%) 5 (25%)
Gender n (%)
 Male 8 (53%) 2 (40%) 10 (50%)
 Female 7 (47%) 3 (60%) 10 (50%)
Hoehn & Yahr Scale n (%)
 Stage 1 2 (13%) 2 (40%) 4 (20%)
 Stage 2 9 (60%) 2 (40%) 11 (55%)
 Stage 3 4 (27%) 1 (20%) 5 (25%)
Level of functional independence n (%)
 Complete 9 (60%) 2 (40%) 11 (55%)
 Modified 5 (33%) 2 (40%) 7 (35%)
 Minimal assistance 1 (7%) 1 (20%) 2 (10%)
Living status n (%)
 Live alone 1 (7%) 2 (40%) 3 (15%)
 Live with husband/wife 11 (73%) 3 (60%) 14 (70%)
 Live with family 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%)
 Lives with caretaker 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%)
 Missing data 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%)
Race n (%)
 White 15 (100%) 3 (60%) 18 (90%)
 Black/African 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (5%)
 Hispanic 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (5%)
Work status n (%)
 Full/part time 5 (33%) 2 (40%) 7 (35%)
 Not working due to PD 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 1 (5%)
 Retired 9 (60%) 2 (40%) 11 (55%)
 Full time volunteer 1 (7%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%)
  1. aGBA-PD Glucocerebrosidase Parkinson’s Disease; b iPD: idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease