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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents with PsA, stratified by time between seeking medical attention and receiving formal diagnosis

From: Patient perspectives on the pathway to psoriatic arthritis diagnosis: results from a web-based survey of patients in the United States

CharacteristicsTotal Respondents
(N = 203)
<  6 Months
(n = 69)
6 Months to 4 Years
(n = 68)
≥ 5 Years
(n = 66)
P Value
Age, years
 Mean (SD)51.6 (10.8)53.3 (13.0)50.6 (9.4)51.0 (9.6)0.298
 Median (IQR)51.0 (15.0)53.0 (16.0)49.0 (13.5)50.0 (16.0) 
 Range21.0–82.021.0–82.031.0–76.029.0–78.0 
Female, n (%)172 (84.7)56 (81.2)58 (85.3)58 (87.9)
Race, n (%)    0.052
 White188 (92.6)59 (85.5)67 (98.5)62 (93.9) 
 Black/African American2 (1.0)002 (3.0) 
 American Indian/Alaska Native2 (1.0)2 (2.9)00 
 Asian2 (1.0)2 (2.9)00 
 Multiracial7 (3.4)4 (5.8)1 (1.5)2 (3.0) 
 Prefer not to answer2 (1.0)2 (2.9)00 
Highest level of education, n (%)    0.648
 High school/GED10 (4.9)3 (4.3)1 (1.5)6 (9.1) 
 Some college (no degree)47 (23.2)15 (21.7)17 (25.0)15 (22.7) 
 Associate’s degree/trade school/certificate program43 (21.2)14 (20.3)15 (22.1)14 (21.2) 
 Undergraduate/postgraduate degree103 (50.7)37 (53.6)35 (51.5)31 (47.0) 
Current employment status, n (%)a
 Employed full time73 (36.0)23 (33.3)24 (35.3)26 (39.4)0.769
 Employed part timeb10 (4.9)6 (8.7)4 (5.9)00.042
 Disabled/not working71 (35.0)21 (30.4)24 (35.3)26 (39.4)0.546
 Retired28 (13.8)13 (18.8)8 (11.8)7 (10.6)0.363
 Other33 (16.3)11 (15.9)13 (19.1)9 (13.6)0.704
Relationship status, n (%)    0.349
 Married/partnered137 (67.5)42 (60.9)48 (70.6)47 (71.2) 
 Single/separated/divorced56 (27.6)21 (30.4)17 (25.0)18 (27.3) 
 Widowed10 (4.9)6 (8.7)3 (4.4)1 (1.5) 
Annual income, n (%)    0.117
  < $50,00073 (36.0)25 (36.2)25 (36.8)23 (34.8) 
 $50,000 to $99,99974 (36.5)18 (26.1)29 (42.6)27 (40.9) 
  ≥ $100,00041 (20.2)21 (30.4)11 (16.2)9 (13.6) 
 Prefer not to answer15 (7.4)5 (7.2)3 (4.4)7 (10.6) 
Health insurance, n (%)a
 Private insurance132 (65.0)43 (62.3)45 (66.2)44 (66.7)0.868
 Medicare/Medicaid74 (36.5)28 (40.6)25 (36.8)21 (31.8)0.562
 Other government insurance10 (4.9)4 (5.8)3 (4.4)3 (4.5)1.000
 Other/don’t know4 (2.0)2 (2.9)1 (1.5)1 (1.5)1.000
  1. a Respondents could have selected > 1 option
  2. b P < 0.05 comparing respondents with time to PsA diagnosis of < 6 months, 6 months to 4 years, and ≥ 5 years
  3. GED general equivalency diploma, PsA psoriatic arthritis