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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample (n = 3588)

From: Healthcare system inputs and patient-reported outcomes: a study in adults with congenital heart defect from 15 countries

Variablesn (%)
Sex: female1876 (52.3)
Median age in years31.0 (IQR: 16.0)
Educational level
 Less than high school176 (4.9)
 High school1508 (42.0)
 College degree777 (21.7)
 University degree1127 (31.4)
Employment status
 Part-time or full-time work2343 (65.3)
 Job seeking, unemployed, or disabled424 (11.8)
 Homemaker or retired268 (7.5)
 Full-time student296 (8.2)
 Other257 (7.2)
Marital status
 Married or living with partner1831 (51.0)
 Never married1582 (44.1)
 Divorced or widowed172 (4.8)
 Other3 (0.1)
 Children: yes1407 (39.2)
Patient-reported functional ability (New York Heart Association)
 Asymptomatic (Class I)1951 (54.4)
 Slight limitation (Class II)1255 (35.0)
 Marked limitation (Class III)254 (7.1)
 Symptoms at rest (Class IV)128 (3.5)
Complexity of heart defect
 Simple936 (26.1)
 Moderate1740 (48.5)
 Complex912 (25.4)
Country
 Argentina145 (4.0)
 Australia125 (3.5)
 Belgium256 (7.1)
 Canada462 (12.9)
 France83 (2.3)
 India184 (5.1)
 Italy49 (1.4)
 Japan235 (6.6)
 Malta100 (2.8)
 Norway162 (4.5)
 Sweden425 (11.8)
 Switzerland219 (6.1)
 Taiwan248 (6.9)
 the Netherlands229 (6.4)
 USA666 (18.6)
  1. Note. IQR = interquartile range