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Table 2 Characteristics of the participating patients (N = 79a)

From: Psychometric properties of the German version of Observer OPTION5

  N = 79a in %
Sex
 Female 51 65.4
 Male 27 34.6
Age, years
 Mean (SD, range) 54.7 (14.82, 23–93)  
Education
 Lowb 41 52.6
 Mediumc 27 34.6
 Highd 10 12.8
Occupation
 Employed 35 46.1
 Retired 28 36.8
 Unemployed 8 10.5
 Homemaker 4 5.3
 Student 1 1.3
Family status
 Married 36 48.0
 Never Married 20 26.7
 Divorced 13 17.3
 Widowed 6 8.0
Health problem in rated consultation (physician reported)
 Type 2 diabetes 31 39.2
 Chronic back pain 23 29.1
 Depression 20 25.3
 Hypertension 2 2.5
 Other 3 3.8
  1. aSample size varies between 75 and 79 due to missing values
  2. bYears of education completed ≤9
  3. cYears of education completed 10–12
  4. dYears of education completed ≥13