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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of 203 patients with dizziness

From: Health-related quality of life and emotional distress in patients with dizziness: a cross-sectional approach to disentangle their relationship

  Mean (median) SD (range)
Age, years 44.6 (45.0) 12.0 (19–65)
Duration of dizziness, weeks 174.4 (58) 294.3 (1–1976)
Frequency of dizziness, times/week 5.2 (7) 2.3 (0–7)
Sick leave, days/12 months 38.2 (2) 92.1 (0–365)
SF-36   
  MCS-36 41.9 12.2
  PCS-36 41.6 10.7
DHI total score 46.0 24.4
  DHIF 17.1 10.4
  DHIP 13.9 7.5
  DHIE 15.1 9.3
HADS 13.5 8.4
  Number of Patients %
Sex, female/male 106/97 52.2/47.8
Working status, yes/no 140/59 69.0/29.1
Education   
  No degree/basic school education 36 18.2
  Apprenticeship/High school diploma 117 57.6
  University degree 45 22.2
Characteristics of dizziness   
  Permanent 70 34.5
  Attacks 125 61.6
  vertigo 48 24.2
  Non-vertigo 13 6.6
  Mixed (vertigo and non-vertigo) 137 67.5
  1. MCS-36: mental health component summary score, PCS-36: physical health component summary score; DHI total: Dizziness Handicap Inventory total sum score, DHIP: DHI physical scale, DHIE: DHI emotional scale, DHIF: DHI functional scale; HADS: Hospital anxiety and depression scale.