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Table 1 Self-reported clinical information on the participants

From: Quality of life, its factors, and sociodemographic characteristics of Polish women with lipedema

Variable Value
Age (y) mean (SD) 40.43 (10.43)
Confirmed diagnosis, N (%) 44 (44.9)
Initial source of information on lipedema, N (%)
 Online 61 (62.3)
 Health professional 17 (17.3)
 Other 20 (20.4)
Lipedema onset, N (%)
 Childhood 13 (13.3)
 Puberty 43 (43.9)
 Pregnancy 11 (11.2)
 Menopause 5 (5.1)
 Other 13 (13.3)
 Hard to tell 5 (5.1)
 Liposuction, N(%) 11 (11.2)
BMIa, N (%)
 18.5–24.99 (normal weight) 20 (20.4)
 25–29.99 (overweight) 26 (26.5)
 30–34.99 (obesity class I) 29 (29.6)
 35–39.99 (obesity class II) 11 (11.2)
 ≥ 40 (obesity class III) 9 (9.2)
 Missing data 3 (3.1)
WHR, N (%)
 < 0.85 62 (63.3)
 ≥ 0.85 21 (21.4)
 Missing data 15 (15.3)
  1. aWorld Health Organization. Physical status: the use and interpretation of anthropometry. Report of a WHO Expert Committee. World Health Organ Tech Rep Ser. 1995; 854, 1- 452