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Table 1 Sociodemographic and -economic data of N2002 and P2015

From: Life situation of women impaired by Thalidomide embryopathy in North Rhine-Westphalia - a comparative analysis of a recent cross-sectional study with earlier data

  N2002,
(n = 104)
P2015
(n = 115)
p-value
Mean Age (years) 38.0 50.5 not tested+
Educational background   < .001*
 University degree (n,%) 19 18.3 41 35.7  
 Baccalaureate/College (n,%) 26 25.0 19 16.5  
 Secondary school (n,%) 40 38.4 45 39.1  
 Less than secondary school (n,%) 19 18.3 10 8.7  
Occupationa   < .001*
 Full-time (n,%) 38 36.5 10 8.7  
 Part-time (n,%) 22 21.2 33 28.7  
 Self-employed (n,%) 3 2.9 7 6.1  
 Retired (n,%) 9 8.7 34 29.6  
 Non-working/jobless (n,%) 24 23.1 9 7.8  
 Other (n,%) 0 0.0 22 19.1  
 Missing (n,%) 8 7.8 0 0.0  
Relationship status   not tested+
 Single (n,%) 43 41.3 26 19.1  
 Married/domestic partnership (n,%) 44 42.3 68 59.1  
 Other (n,%) 17 16.3 21 18.3  
Having a child/children   not tested+
 Yes (n,%) 38 c 36.5 ≥ 32b ≥ 27.8 b  
 No (n,%) 66 63.5 ≤ 83 b ≤ 72.2 b  
Persons living in household   .891
 One or tw (n,%)o 60 57.7 65 56.5  
 Theree or more (n,%) 44 42.3 50 43.5  
Pension received by Conterganstiftung   .057
 Yes (n,%) 98 94.2 111 96.5  
 No (n,%) 6 5.8 1 0.9  
 Missing (n,%) 0 0.0 3 2.6  
Estimated mean income (EUR) 1723.55 2036.48 not tested+
  1. *tested significantly at .05 level
  2. +tests not performed due to incomparability of instruments
  3. atested w/out other and missings
  4. basked only indirectly therefore underestimation is likely but represents a lower bound
  5. cchanged due to typing error in original publication, authorized by I. Nippert