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Table 1 Sociodemographic, clinical and psychological characteristics in chronic kidney disease patients (N = 98).

From: Defensive coping and health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional study

SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC, CLINICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL VARIABLES N (%) or mean (SD)
GENDER Male 58(59.18%)
  Female 40(40.82%)
AGE 20-39 yrs 6(6.12%)
  40-59yrs 53(54.08%)
  >60 yrs 39(39.80%)
EDUCATION 6 yrs 37(37.76%)
  9 yrs 15(15.30%)
  12 yrs 26(26.54%)
  >12 yrs 20(20.40%)
MARITAL STATUS Married 85(86.74%)
  Single 6(6.12%)
  Divorced 6(6.12%)
  Widower 1(1.02%)
EMPLOYMENT STATUS Employed 42(42.86%)
  Unemployed 2(2.04%)
  Retired 31(31.63%)
  Domestic 21(21.43%)
  Student 2(2.04%)
CLINICAL VARIABLES Disease stage  
  Pre-dialysis 79(80.61%)
  Dialysis 19(19.39%)
  Time since diagnosis  
  <1 yr 1(1.02%)
  1-3 yrs 20(20.41%)
  >3 yrs 77(78.57%)
  CKD etiology  
  Diabetic nephropathy 23(23.47%)
  Non-diabetic nephropathy 75(76.53%)
PSYCHOLOGICAL VARIABLES Defensive coping score a 37.07(5.17)
  Depression score b 0.96(0.56)
  Anxiety score c 0.48(0.46)
  1. a Scores on the Rationality/Emotional Defensiveness (R/ED) scale (range: 12-48) of the Lifestyle Defense Mechanism Inventory (LDMI).
  2. b,c Scores on the depression (range: 0-4) and the anxiety (range: 0-4) scales of the 90-item revised Hopkins Symptom CheckList (SCL-90-R).