Table 2

Difference in terms of marital status between SLE population and Quebec general population

SexAge at SLE diagnosisMarried or living common law in SLE population,
N (%)
Per cent difference between SLE and general population (%)*95% CI for the per cent difference between SLE and general population (%)†
Males<180 (0)–33–79 to 29
18–306 (55)–9–43 to 28
31–442 (33)–33–67 to 19
≥4512 (92)15–14 to 43
All males20 (61)–6–28 to 17
Females<1813 (33)–28–46 to –6
18–3080 (50)–14–25 to –4
31–4463 (66)1–12 to 14
≥4526 (49)–6–24 to 13
All females182 (52)–10–18 to –3
All patients202 (53)–9–16 to –2
  • *A negative number represents a lower frequency of being married/common-law in SLE vs the general population.

  • †When the 95% CI includes the null value of zero, we cannot conclude whether a true difference exists between the SLE group vs the general population.

  • SLE, systemic lupus erythematous.