Table 1

Study participant characteristics

Variable

Mean (SD)/Percentage


Age

M = 29.9 ± 9.7 years; Median = 26.5 years; Range = 18-70 years

Age of diagnosis

5.8 (± 10.1) years; (76%; n = 658) diagnosed at ≤ 5 years of age

% Male

46%

% Race

Caucasian

95%

African American

2%

Hispanic

2%

Other

1%

% Education Levela

Less than high school

5%

High school graduate

20%

Technical/Professional training

6%

Some college/college student

34%

College graduate

24%

Have/working on graduate degree

11%

% Marital Status

Single (not currently dating)

25%

Single (dating)

15%

Serious relationship

24%

Married

36%

% Disease Severityb

Normal (> 90 FEV1 % predicted)

16%

Mild (70-90 FEV1 % predicted)

24%

Moderate (40 - 69 FEV1 % predicted)

29%

Severe (≤ 39 FEV1 % predicted)

15%


Note. aPatients between 18-24 may not have the ability to have higher education level based on age. Education level thus represents the highest degree achieved to date. bDisease severity was unknown for 16% of the patients.

Modi et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2010 10:46   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-10-46

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