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Table 1 Patient demographics by age group of the 513 enrolled HZ patients

From: Impact of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia on the quality of life of Germans aged 50 or above

  50–59 y N = 142 60–64 y N = 59 65–69 y N = 67 70–79 y N = 182 ≥ 80 y N = 63 Overall N = 513
n % n % n % n % n % n %
Gender
 Male 48 33.8 25 42.4 23 34.3 62 34.1 32 50.8 190 37.0
 Female 94 66.2 34 57.6 44 65.7 120 65.9 31 49.2 323 63.0
Employment
  (Self)-employed 115 81.0 29 49.2     144 28.1
 Seeking work 6 4.2      6 1.2
 Unemployed* 4 2.8 3 5.1   1 0.5 8   8 1.6
 Retired 8 5.6 25 42.4 66 98.5 178 97.8 63 100 340 66.3
 Missing 9 6.3 2 3.4 1 1.5 3 1.6   15 2.9
Age
 Mean 54.7 62.0 67.3 74.4 84.3 67.8
 SD 3.0 1.5 1.4 2.6 3.9 10.4
 Median 55 62 67 74 83 69
  1. HZ herpes zoster, y years old, N total number in each age group, n/%: number/percentage in each category, SD standard deviation, * unemployed, not seeking work