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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of ostomy patients, according to the type of respondent

From: Who are the ostomy patients and caregivers attending Portuguese community pharmacies? A cross-sectional study

Variables Autonomous ostomy patients Dependent ostomy patients All
n = 229 (55.9%) n = 181 (44.1%) n = 412 (100%)
Sex, n (%) Male 151 (65.9%) 80 (54.4%) 233 (61.6%)
Female 78 (34.1%) 67 (45.6%) 145 (38.4%)
  n = 229 n = 147; NRa = 34 n = 378; NRa = 34
Age, years Average (SD) 65.5 (12.9) 72.2 (15.5) 68.1 (14.3)
Median 67 76 70
Minimum-maximum 23–95 8–99 8–99
  n = 221; NRa = 8 n = 147; NRa = 34 n = 368; NRa = 44
Employment situation, n (%) Retired/pensioner 173 (75.5%) 124 (84.4%) 297 (79.0%)
Employed 42 (18.3%) 7 (4.8%) 49 (13.0%)
Unemployed 10 (4.4%) 9 (6.1%) 19 (5.1%)
Other 4 (1.7%) 7 (4.8%) 11 (2.9%)
  n = 229 n = 147; NRa = 34 n = 376; NRa = 36
  1. a Non-respondents