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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Explaining stress coping behaviors in patients with multiple sclerosis based on the PRECEDE model: a qualitative directed content analysis

Variable N (percentage)
Marital status
 Single 7 (26.92)
 Married 14 (53.85)
 Widow 2 (7.69)
 Divorced 3 (11.54)
Education level
 Junior high school 1 (3.85)
 High school and diploma 13 (50)
 Associate degree 3 (11.54)
 Bachelor’s degree and higher 9 (34.61)
Occupation status
 Housewife 22 (84.61)
 Employed 3 (11.54)
 Retired 1 (3.85)
Frequency of hospitalization in the last 1 year
 None 17 (65.38)
 Once 4 (15.39)
 Twice or more 5 (19.23)
Frequency of the recurrence of disease within the last 1 year
 None 17 (65.39)
 Once 6 (23.07)
 Twice 2 (7.69)
 More than twice 1 (3.85)