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Table 1 Characteristics of young adults with disability benefits 1

From: Psychosocial well-being in young adults with chronic illness since childhood: the role of illness cognitions

Demographic characteristics N %  
Female gender 243 64.5  
  M SD Range
Age at study (years) 25.0 2.1 22.5 - 30.9
Disease characteristics N %   N %
Congenital disorder 200 53.1 Daily medicine use 196 52.0
Perceptible disability 159 42.2 Medical aids/devices 184 48.8
Course of illness    Limitations in fingers/hand 148 39.3
Worse/variable 156 41.4 Limitation of sight 90 23.9
Stable/positive 221 58.6 Limitations of hearing 31 8.2
    Able to sit half an hour 350 92.8
    Able to stand half an hour 220 58.4
Chronic conditions N  
Visually impaired/blind 51  
Spasm 45  
Rheumatoid arthritis 45  
Epilepsy 31  
Back complaints 28  
Hearing impaired/deaf 27  
Intestinal complaints 21  
CFS 20  
Lung complaints 20  
Accident damage 19  
Paralysis 19  
Cancer 18  
Muscular dystrophy 17  
Arthritis 16  
Kidney diseases 13  
Skin disease 9  
Migraine 9  
Heart disease 7  
Other 119  
  1. 1 EMWAjong group; N = 377.