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Table 1 Characteristics of the research sample

From: Exploration of transitional life events in individuals with Friedreich ataxia: Implications for genetic counseling

Gender N (___%)
   Male 19 (45%)
   Female 23 (55%)
Age  
   Average (range) 38.4y (18-65y)
Race  
   White, non Hispanic 41 (98%)
   Hispanic 1 (2%)
Current marital status  
   Single, never married 22 (52%)
   Married 13 (31%)
   Divorced 7 (17%)
Number of children  
   None 21 (50%)
   One - two 19 (45%)
   Three or more 2 (5%)
Highest education level completed  
   High school 3 (7%)
   Some college 21 (50%)
   College degree 11 (26%)
   Graduate degree 7 (17%)
Age of onset of symptoms  
   Average (range) 19.8y (5-47y)
Age of diagnosis  
   Average 28.9y (9-62y)
Assistive devices  
   Participants using a wheelchair 25 (60%)
   Average length of time using a wheelchair 6.3y
   Average age of obtaining a wheelchair 28.3y