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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of included study participants of pretest 1 and 2 of the GNC

From: Herpes zoster incidence in Germany - an indirect validation study for self-reported disease data from pretest studies of the population-based German National Cohort

Variables Male (n = 2145) n (%) Female (n = 2606) n (%) Total (n = 4751) n (%)
Age-group in years
 20 to 29 170 (7.9) 233 (8.9) 403 (8.5)
 30 to 39 212 (9.9) 249 (9.6) 461 (9.7)
 40 to 49 481 (22.4) 601 (23.1) 1082 (22.8)
 50 to 59 542 (25.3) 709 (27.2) 1251 (26.3)
 60 to 69 740 (34.5) 814 (31.2) 1554 (32.7)
Median age in years (IQR) 53 (44 to 62) 52 (43 to 61) 53 (43 to 62)
Education levela
 High 1067 (49.7) 1143 (43.9) 2210 (46.5)
 Intermediate 300 (14.0) 596 (22.9) 896 (18.9)
 Low 717 (33.4) 785 (30.1) 1502 (31.6)
 Without school-leaving certificate 29 (1.4) 35 (1.3) 64 (1.3)
 Missing data 32 (1.5) 47 (1.8) 79 (1.7)
Herpes zoster cases 209 (9.7) 330 (12.7) 539 (11.3)
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. aLow: without school-leaving certificate or lower secondary school certificate; intermediate: secondary school certificate; high: general qualification for university entrance