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Table 1 Demographic and clinical variables

From: Sexual function in multiple sclerosis and associations with demographic, disease and lifestyle characteristics: an international cross-sectional study

Demographic and clinical variables Na (%)
Gender Female 1663 (81.1)
Male 388 (18.9)
Age groups 18–39 years 648 (32.4)
40–49 years 665 (33.2)
>49 years 690 (34.4)
Country of residence United States of America 691 (33.5)
Australia 526 (25.5)
United Kingdom 339 (16.4)
51 other countries 506 (24.5)
Marital status Married, cohabitating or partnered 1589 (78.1)
Single/separated/widowed 447 (22.0)
Children None 611 (30.0)
One or more 1424 (70.0)
Education High school or below 498 (24.3)
Vocational training 338 (16.5)
University 1218 (59.3)
Employment Part or full time employed 1127 (54.8)
Retired due to age or disability 521 (25.3)
Other 409 (19.9)
Type of MS Relapsing remitting 1290 (62.8)
Primary progressive 140 (6.8)
Secondary progressive 225 (11.0)
Other/unknown 398 (19.4)
Years since diagnosis (Median and interquartile range) 6 (3–12)
Level of disability None-mild 1151 (56.2)
Moderate 698 (34.1)
Severe 200 (9.8)
Clinical fatigue Yes 1255 (65.7)
No 656 (34.3)
Positive screen for depression Yes 377 (19.0)
No 1607 (81.0)
Taking antidepressants Yes 456 (22.5)
No 1571 (77.5)
Currently using disease modifying drug Yes 1039 (51.3)
No 988 (48.7)
  1. aN varies due to non-completion