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Table 1 Demographic and COVID-19 related factors of patients with RA and Control Subjects

From: Psychosocial and clinical impact of COVID-19 pandemic and its relationship to the quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study, Egypt

Variable Control Cases Total Х2/t-test P-value
N (%), Mean (SD)
Age 41.4 (10.2) 43.4 (10.0) 43.7 (10.5) -4.20 0.374
Gender
 Female 91 (91) 92 (92) 183 (91.5) 0.06 0.800
 Male 9 (9) 8 (8) 17 (8.5)   
Education
 Non-to-low 11 (11) 53 (53) 64 (32) 40.53 <0.001
 Higher 89 (89) 47 (47) 136 (68)   
Working status
 Employed 53 (53) 13 (13) 66 (33) 36.18 <0.001
 Unemployed 47 (47) 87 (87) 134 (67)   
History of medical comorbidities
 No 81 (81) 68 (68) 149 (74.5) 4.45 0.035
 Yes 19 (19) 32 (32) 51 (25.5)   
 Number of family members 2.5 (0.6) 2.8 (0.9) 2.6 (0.8) -1.400 0.163
Self or close relative history of COVID-19 affection
 No 78 (78) 75 (75) 153 (76.5) 5.604 0.118
 Yes 22 (22) 25 (25) 47 (23.5)   
Compliance with COVID-19 precautions
 No 67 (67) 25 (25) 92 (46) 35.51 <0.001
 Yes 33 (33) 75 (75) 108 (54)   
 FCV-19S 17.3 (5.0) 18.9 (8.4) 18.1 (6.9) -1.61 0.110
  1. Significant values at P < 0.05 are presented as bold
  2. QoL quality of life, SCL-90 Symptom Checklist-90 scale, OC obsessive-compulsive, GSI Global Severity Index, PST positive symptoms total, PSDI Positive Symptom Distress Index