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Table 2 Included PD patients’ characteristics at the time of diagnosis

From: The diagnostic pathway of Parkinson’s disease: a cross-sectional survey study of factors influencing patient dissatisfaction

Demographic variable n = 902 (100%)
Sex Male 550 (61.0%)
Female 352 (39.0%)
Mean age in years (SD) 60.1 (9.9)  
Level of education Low 250 (27.7%)
Medium 284 (31.5%)
High 368 (40.8%)
Employment status Employed 352 (39.0%)
Self-employed 71 (7.9%)
Retired 307 (34.0%)
Recipient of sickness benefits 18 (2.0%)
Unemployed 86 (9.5%)
Combination of employments/other 68 (7.5%)
Civil status Single a 80 (8.9%)
With partner 596 (66.1%)
With family (including partner) 217 (24.1%)
Other 9 (1.0%)
  1. aIncluding widowed and divorced