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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of respondents

From: Factors affecting the disclosure of diabetes by ethnic minority patients: a qualitative study among Surinamese in the Netherlands

Characteristics Participants (n = 32)
Mean age (mean; range) (years) 55 (36-70)
Gender  
   Male 12 (38%)
   Female 20 (62%)
Educational level:  
   None or primary education 7 (22%)
   Lower or general vocational education 9 (28%)
   Intermediate or higher general education or intermediate vocational training 12 (38%)
   Higher vocational college or university 4 (12%)
Ethnicity  
South Asian Surinamese 16 (50%)
   African Surinamese 16 (50%)
Household composition  
   Living alone 10(31%)
   Living with spouse 6(19%)
   Living with spouse and children 9 (28%)
   Living with children 7 (22%)
Religion  
   Hindu 14 (44%)
   Christian 11 (34%)
   Muslim 2 (6%)
   Other 3 (9%)
   None 2 (6%)
Duration of residence in the Netherlands
(mean; range) (years)
29 (3-41)
Duration of diabetes (mean; range) (years) 9 (1-28)
Current diabetes medication use  
   None  
never started 1(3%)
stopped 3(9%)
   Oral medication 22(69%)
   Insulin 6(19%)