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From: Perceived quality of life in obsessive-compulsive disorder: related factors

Variables Mean (years) CI (95%) (years)
Age 36.4 33.6–37.2
Age of onset 20.7 18.5–22.9
   % N
Gender Male 45.3 29
  Female 54.7 35
Marital status Single 57.8 37
  Married/living with a partner for longer than 6 months 40.6 26
  Divorced 1.6 1
Education Primary 21.9 14
  Secondary (Technical) 17.2 11
  Secondary (Academic) 9.4 6
  University preparatory course 4.7 3
  University 46.9 30
Profession Housewife 12.7 8
  Student 11.1 7
  Blue collar 55.6 35
  Civil servant 7.9 5
  White collar 11.1 7
Working status Unemployed 40.6 26
  Employed 59.4 38
History of medical disease Yes 40.6 26
  No 59.4 38
Acute Medical Disease Yes 73.4 17
  No 26.6 47
Chronic Medical Disease Yes 39.0 25
  No 61.0 39
Psychiatric comorbidity Yes 46.9 30
  No 53.1 34
  Major depression 18.8 12
  Disthymia 4.7 3
  Substance abuse 14.1 9
  Anxiety disorders 9.4 6
  Other 10.9 7
  More than one comorbid psychiatric disorder 14.1 9
History of psychiatric disorder Yes 48.4 31
  No 51.6 33
Substance abuse Cannabis 6.2 4
  Alcohol 3.1 2
  Multiple 3.1 2
Clinical course Insidious onset, long evolution 73.0 46
  Intermittent 17.5 11
  malignant 9.5 6