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Table 1 HZ ZQOL study patients: socio-demographic data

From: Burden of herpes zoster in the UK: findings from the zoster quality of life (ZQOL) study

Characteristic HZ patients (n = 229)
Age years – mean (Range) 67.6 (50 – 94)
Gender n (%)  
Male 105 (45.9%)
Female 122 (53.3%)
Not stated 2 (0.9%)
Body Mass Index (BMI) – mean (Range) 27.7 (19 – 49)
Ethnicity n (%)  
White/Caucasian 225 (98.3%)
Mixed race 1 (0.4%)
Not stated 3 (1.3%)
Comorbidities n (%)  
Any comorbid disorder 186 (81.2%)
Cardiovascular 117 (51.7%)
Immune 7 (3.1%)
Metabolic/endocrine 51 (22.3%)
Neoplasms 28 (12.2%)
Psychological/psychiatric 35 (15.3%)
Respiratory 27 (11.8%)
Rheumatoid/neurological 66 (28.8%)
Highest level of education n (%)  
Secondary school or less 88 (38.4%)
O level or equivalent 48 (21.0%)
A level or equivalent 16 (7.0%)
Vocational 44 (19.2%)
Undergraduate degree 15 (6.6%)
Post graduate degree 13 (5.7%)
Not stated 5 (2.2%)
Work status n (%)  
Full or part time employment 66 (28.8%)
Retired 146 (63.8%)
Unable to work for medical reasons 9 (3.9%)
Unemployed 3 (1.3%)
Mature student 1 (0.4%)
Other 2 (0.9%)
Not stated 2 (0.9%)
Living situation n (%)  
Living alone 45 (19.7%)
Living with partner 148 (64.6%)
Living with partner and children 20 (8.7%)
Living with children 7 (3.1%)
Living in communal residence (e.g. care home) 2 (0.9%)
Other 5 (2.2%)
Not stated 2 (0.9%)