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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants

From: The impact of service and hearing dogs on health-related quality of life and activity level: a Swedish longitudinal intervention study

Baseline characteristics, participants Total (n=55)
Age
 Mean (SD) 43.8 (14.0)
 Min – Max 17 – 68
Gender
 Female 47 (85.5%)
Education
 Primary school 6 (10.9%)
 Medium level 15 (27.3%)
 University degree 22 (40.0%)
 Other 12 (21.8%)
Main activity/Professional status
 Employed full-time 5 (9.1%)
 Employed part-time 13 (23.6%)
 Student 4 (7.3%)
 Sick leave 4 (7.3%)
 Retired 2 (3.6%)
 Disability pension 23 (41.8%)
 Other 4 (7.3%)
Household arrangement
 A couple or more 33 (60.0%)
 Single 22 (40.0%)
Disease/Functional impairment
 Diabetes 20 (36.4%)
 Neurological disorder 15 (27.3%)
 Musculoskeletal disorder 12 (21.8%)
 Deaf/Hard of hearing 3 (5.5%)
 Epilepsy 2 (3.6%)
 Other 3 (5.4%)