Table 1.

Sociodemographic data

Women with rheumatic diseases
N= 22
Women without rheumatic diseases N= 22p=
Age, years, mean, (SD)28 (6.8)23 (5.0)0.65
Occupation, n (%)
Housewive14 (63.6)18 (81.8)
Employee5 (22.7)3 (13.6)
Other3 (13.6)1 (4.5)
Education level, n (%)0.28
Middle school10 (45.45)16 (72.72)
High School8 (36.36)5 (22.72)
College4 (18.18)1 (4.54)
Rheumatic diagnosis, n(%)
Rheumatoid arthritis9 (40.9)
Systemic lupus erythematosus8 (36.6)
Others (SS, APS, DM)5 (22.7)
  • SS: Sjögren’s syndrome, APS: antiphospholipid syndrome, DM: dermatomyositis