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Table 2 Descriptive Statistics SwiSCI Data

From: Place of residence & financial hardship: the situation of people with spinal cord injury

Variable N (%)
male 1107 71.5%
age in years 52.3 (mean)  
have a partner 1004 67.5%
have children 300 19.5%
nationality: Swiss 1363 91.3%
Language
 German 1088 70.2%
 French 391 25.2%
 Italian 70 4.5%
Educational attainment
 compulsory education 143 9.4%
 vocational training 377 24.9%
 secondary education 721 47.5%
 university 276 18.2%
Occupational situation
 in work 684 43.3%
 education 63 4.0%
 unemployed 41 2.6%
 retired 380 24.0%
Income level
  < 1500 CHF 47 3.2%
 1500–3000 CHF 156 10.7%
 3000–4500 CHF 289 19.9%
 4500–6000 CHF 356 24.5%
 6000–7500 CHF 230 15.8%
 7500–9000 CHF 189 13.0%
  > 9000 CHF 187 12.9%
 no financial hardship 1031 69.7%
 financial hardship 448 30.3%
Health quality
 very dissatisfied 100 6.6%
 dissatisfied 270 18.0%
 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 378 25.1%
 satisfied 634 42.2%
 very satisfied 122 8.1%
Injury characteristics
 traumatic SCI 1202 78.4%
 person with paraplegia 1063 69.2%
 Observations 1549 100%