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Table 1 Demographic and medical characteristics of the EMWAjong group

From: Health-related quality of life, anxiety and depression in young adults with disability benefits due to childhood-onset somatic conditions

EMWAjong group (N = 376)1
  M SD Range
Age at study (years) 25.0 2.1 22.5 - 30.9
  N %
Gender   
Female 242 64.4
Male 134 35.6
Chronic conditions N %
Visually impaired/blind 58 14.3
Spasm 49 12.0
Rheumatoid arthritis 46 11.3
CFS/migraine 44 10.8
Hearing impaired/deaf 34 8.4
Epilepsy 34 8.4
Back complaints 31 7.6
Intestinal complaints 24 5.9
Lung complaints 21 5.2
Accident damage 21 5.2
Cancer 20 4.9
Paralysis 19 4.7
Muscular dystrophy 17 4.2
Arthritis 17 4.2
Kidney diseases 15 3.7
Skin disease 9 2.2
Heart disease 7 1.7
Liver disease 6 1.5
Other 127 31.0
Disease characteristics N %
Congenital disorder 211 50.8
Visible disability 171 42.0
Course of the disease   
- Better 71 17.4
- Worse 73 17.9
- Variable 93 22.9
- Constant 170 41.8
Daily medicine use 209 51.4
Medical devices 195 47.9
Limitations in fingers/hand 164 40.3
Limitation of sight 96 23.6
Limitations of hearing 35 8.6
Able to sit half an hour 377 92.6
Able to stand half an hour 241 59.2
  1. 1 Based on the number of respondents who completed both the RAND-36 and the HADS.