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Table 2 Sociodemographics

From: Illness perception and health care use in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome: results from an online survey

Variable Unit / Category Valid cases  
Age years/median (range) 513 32 (19–77)
Gender % (n) / female 498 82.1 (409)
Highest school-leaving qualification
  Intermediate school leaving diploma % (n) 508 20.7 (105)
  Advanced technical college certificate % (n) 508 10.6 (54)
  University-entrance diploma % (n) 508 66.3 (337)
  Other graduation % (n) 508 2.4 (12)
Highest professional qualification
  In training % (n) 510 19.6 (100)
  Apprenticeship % (n) 510 22.7 (116)
  Technical college / professional school % (n) 510 9.2 (47)
  University degree (incl. university of applied sciences) % (n) 510 42.5 (217)
  No training qualification, not in training % (n) 510 1.8 (9)
  Other qualification % (n) 510 4.1 (21)