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Table 1 Socio-demographics of the study population

From: The frequency of Raynaud’s phenomenon, very early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis, and systemic sclerosis in a large Veteran Health Administration database

  No RP, VEDOSS, or SSc (n = 606,692) Raynauds Phenomenon
(n = 857)
VEDOSS
(n = 49)
Systemic Sclerosis
(n = 71)
Age (years)
  < 29 345,899 (57%) 439 (51%)a 14 (31%) 20 (28%)
 30–39 137,616 (23%) 213 (25%)a 17 (38%) 29 (41%)a
 40–49 98,582 (16%) 168 (20%) < 25% < 25%
 50+ 24,595 (4%) 37 (4%) < 5% < 15%a
 Married 271,866 (45%) 421 (51%) 25 (56%) 34 (48%)a
 Unmarried 335,799 (55%) 436 (49%) 20 (45%) 37 (52%)a
Sex
 Male 528,329 (87%) 522 (61%) 27 (60%) 41 (58%)
 Female 78,363 (13%) 335 (39%)a 18 (4 0%) 30 (42%)a
 Asian 15,878 (3%) 17 (2%) < 5% < 5%
 Black 107,291 (18%) 165 (19%) < 20% 22 (31%)a
 Hispanic 71,375 (12%) 54 (6%) < 5% < 15%
 Native American 8690 (1%) < 5% 0 < 10%
 White 395,027 (65%) 601 (70%)a 35 (78%) 33 (47%)a
 Unknown 8431 (1%) < 5% 0 < 5%
Education
 Less than high school 7813 (1%) 11 (1%) 0 0
 High School Graduate 46,854 (77%) 589 (69%) 29 (64%) 50 (70%)
 Some college 60,347 (10%) 105 (12%) < 25% < 15%
 College Graduate 46,196 (8%) 97 (11%) < 15% < 15%
 Post-College 15,650 (3%) 45 (5%) < 10% < 5%
 Unknown 8144 (1%) 10 (1%) < 10% 0
 Air Force 66,223 (11%) 148 (17%) 10 (22%) 14 (20%)a
 Coast Guard 77,902 (13%) 102 (12%) < 10% < 15%
 Marines 82,524 (14%) 71 (8%) < 10% < 5%
 Army 380,043 (63%) 536 (63%) 29 (64%) 42 (59%)a
 National Guard/Reserves 245,257 (40%) 303 (35%) 23 (51%) 32 (45%)a
 Active 361,435 (60%) 554 (65%) 22 (49%) 39 (55%)a
Rank
 Warrant/officer 42,877 (7%) 104 (12.%) < 10% < 10%
 Enlisted 563,815 (93%) 753 (88%) 41 (91%) 65 (92%)a
Multiple Deployments
 Yes 319,468 (53%) 438 (51%) 24 (53%) 34 (48%)
 No 287,224 (4%) 419 (49%) 21 (47%) 37 (52%)
Job Category
 Administrative 79,973 (14%) 147 (17%) < 20% 14 (20%)
 Craftworkers 41,036 (7%) 74 (9%) < 10% < 10%
 Intelligence 44,980 (7%) 59 (7%) < 10% < 10%
 Health Care 27,009 (1%) 77 (9%)a < 15% < 10%
 Tactical Operations 13,490 (2%) 14 (2%) < 10% 0
 Infantry 143,653 (24%) 133 (16%) < 15% < 15%
 Supply 102,614 (17%) 132 (15%) < 20% 12 (17%)
 Allied Specialist 11,470 (2%) 21 (2%) 0 < 10%
 Electronic Repairs 126,193 (21%) 164 (19%) < 25% 19 (27%)
 Engineering/ 6869 (1%) 18 (2%)a < 10% < 10%
Maintenance
 Unknown 9425 (2%) 18 (2%) < 10% < 10%
  1. adenotes statistical significance across the categories from no conditions, to RP, VEDOSS and SSc