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Table 1 Demographic information for African American women in the WELL sample (n = 24)

From: Health service utilization among African American women living with systemic lupus erythematosus: perceived impacts of a self-management intervention

Characteristic Value
Current age, years, mean (range) 48.6 ± 13.5
Age at diagnosis, years, mean (range) 34.5 ± 8.7
Years since diagnosis, mean ± SD 14.1 ± 8.1
Educational attainment, n (%)
 Less than high school 2 (8.3)
 High school/some college 10 (41.7)
 Completed college 12 (50.0)
Depressed, n (%)
 No (PROMIS Depression T-score < 56) 13 (54.2)
 Yes (PROMIS Depression T-score > 56) 11 (45.8)
Severity of disease activity score (SLAQ), n (%)
 Mild disease activity (score 0–10) 6 (25.0)
 Moderate disease activity (score 11–16) 7 (29.2)
 Severe disease activity (score ≥ 17) 11 (45.8)
Severity of organ damage score (SA-BILD), n (%)
 No organ damage (score 0) 8 (33.3)
 Mild organ damage (score 1–2) 8 (33.3)
 Moderate to severe organ damage (score ≥ 3) 8 (33.3)
Current household income, n (%)
 Less than $20,000 11 (45.8)
 $20, 000–$49,000 9 (37.5)
 $50,000+ 3 (16.7)
 Refuse to answer 1 (4.2)
Employment, n (%)
 Working full-time or part-time 22 (91.7)
 Unemployed/retired/student/homemaker/disabled 2 (8.3)
Insurance statusa, n (%)
 No insurance or underinsured 11 (45.8)
 Insured 13 (54.2)
Below 100% povertya, n (%)
 No 14 (58.3)
 Yes 10 (41.7)
Number of CDSMP sessions attendedb, n (%)
 1–3 sessions 9 (37.5)
 4–6 sessions 14 (58.3)
Currently in a relationship, n (%)  
 Yes 15 (62.5)
 No 9 (37.5)
Number of children in household, n (%)
 0 children 13 (54.2)
 1–2 children 8 (33.5)
 3–4 children 2 (8.3)
 5–6 children 1 (4.2)
  1. Abbreviations: PROMIS Patient-Reported Outcomes Measure System, SLAQ Systemic Lupus Activity Questionnaire, SA-BILD Self-administered Brief Index of Lupus Damage. aData on insurance and poverty were obtained from the GOAL survey, and all other demographics from the WELL Baseline survey. bOne participant completed the pre-intervention interview but did not attend any sessions