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Table 3 Patient characteristics

From: Comparison of US patient, rheumatologist, and dermatologist perceptions of psoriatic disease symptoms: results from the DISCONNECT study

Characteristic Patients (N = 200)
Age (years), mean (SD) 42 (14)
Female 101 (51%)
Employed (full-time, part-time, or self-employed) 153 (77%)
Has had psoriasis for at least 1 year/5 years/10 years 148 (74%)/60 (30%)/29 (15%)
Has had psoriatic arthritis for at least 1 year/5 years/10 years 124 (62%)/34 (17%)/12 (6%)
More than five hand areas covered with psoriasis patches in the past week 88 (44%)
Mean (SD) rating for overall skin symptom rating in the past week (0, did not affect how I felt at all; 10 severely affected how I felt) 6.8 (2.5)
Mean (SD) rating for overall joint symptom rating in the past week (0, did not affect how I felt at all; 10 severely affected how I felt) 6.4 (2.6)
Percent ever using treatment for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (checked all that applied)
 Creams, lotions, ointments, foam 84
 Oral prescription medicines 54
 Light therapy 27
 Injectable medicines 39
 Infusions at the doctor’s office 17
 Other 3
 None of the above 1
  1. Data presented as n (%) unless stated otherwise
  2. SD standard deviation