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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants

From: Adverse effects of yoga: a national cross-sectional survey

Age (in years), mean ± standard deviation47.24 ± 10.79
Gender: female, n (%)1498 (88.9%)
Marital status: married / in a relationship, n (%)1193 (70.1%)
Education, n (%)
 No qualification3 (0.2%)
 Secondary modern school (“Hauptschule”)50 (2.9%)
 High School (“Realschule”)359 (21.1%)
 A-Level diploma (“Abitur”)369 (21.7%)
 University degree877 (51.5%)
 Other44 (2.6%)
Employment, n (%)
 Full time710 (41.7%)
 Part time534 (31.4%)
 House keeper60 (3.5%)
 Unemployed15 (0.9%)
 Retired126 (7.4%)
 Student41 (2.4%)
 Other183 (10.8%)
Chronic illness561 (33.0%)
Number of chronic illnesses (in the subsample of participants with chronic illnesses), mean ± standard deviation1.64 ± 0.95