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Table 1 Demographics of the study population

From: The economic and personal burden of cluster headache: a controlled cross-sectional study

  Episodic cluster headache (N = 253) Chronic cluster headache (N = 146) Controls
(N = 200)
Age, years 46.5 (11.2) 45.8 (12.2) 44.7 (13.1)
Sex ratio (Male:Female) 2.56:1 1.43:1 1.99:1
Marital status (N, %)
 Single/unmarried 30 (12%) 14 (10%) 9 (5%)
 Married 172 (68%) 102 (70%) 149 (75%)
 Divorced/widow(er) 51 (20%) 20 (21%) 21 (21%)
Highest achieved education (N, %)
 Student 10 (4%) 7 (5%) 20 (10%)
 Primary/secondary 19 (8%) 24 (16%) 8 (4%)
 Technical 47 (19%) 21 (14%) 12 (6%)
 Trainee 24 (10%) 21 (14%) 11 (6%)
 Associate degree 37 (15%) 16 (11%) 15 (8%)
 Bachelor degree 53 (21%) 35 (24%) 47 (24%)
 Master degree or higher 50 (20%) 14 (10%) 85 (43%)
 Other degree 13 (5%) 8 (6%) 2 (1%)
Current occupation (N, %)
 Student 10 (4%) 7 (5%) 20 (10%)
 Employed (full/part time, self-employed) 162 (63%) 48 (33%) 157 (79%)
 Unemployed 18 (7%) 19 (13%) 9 (5%)
 Sick leave 13 (5%) 24 (16%) 1 (1%)
 Disability pension (full/part time) 34 (13%) 42 (29%) 3 (2%)
 Retired 16 (6%) 6 (4%) 10 (5%)
Household taxable income pr year (N, %)
  < 66,667 € 113 (45%) 77 (53%) 61 (31%)
 66,667–133,333 € 104 (41%) 39 (27%) 76 (38%)
  > 133,333 € 14 (6%) 10 (7%) 45 (23%)
 Do not wish to share income 22 (9%) 20 (14%) 18 (9%)
  1. Data presented for 400 patients and 200 controls as means (SD) for numerical variables and as number (percentages) for categorical variables