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Table 1 Demographic profile of the study participants

From: Development and psychometric properties of a new social support scale for self-care in middle-aged patients with type II diabetes (S4-MAD)

  Qualitative sample (n = 38)   Sample for EFA (n = 204)   Sample for CFA (n = 138)  
  Mean (SD) No. (%) Mean (SD) No. (%) Mean (SD) No. (%)
Age 45.7 (7.3)   50. 6 (7.5)   50.8 (7.2)  
Gender
Female   25 (65.8)   149 (73)   107 (77.5)
Male   13 (34.2)   55 (27)   31 (22.5)
Education
Illiterate   10 (26.3)   38 (18.6)   30 (21.7)
Primary & secondary   21 (55.3)   140 (68.6)   88 (63.8)
High school graduated   6 (15.8)   23 (11.3)   15 (10.9)
Higher   1 (2.6)   3 (1.5)   5 (3.6)
Marital Status
Single   2 (5.3)   4 (2)   2 (1.5)
Married   34 (89.4)   175 (85.8)   119 (86.2)
Divorced or Widow   2 (5.3)   25 (12.2)   17 (12.3)
Employment
Housewife   18 (47.4)   132 (64.7)   98 (71)
Employed   8 (21)   49 (24)   36 (26.1)
Student   2 (5.4)   0 (0)   0 (0)
Unemployed   5 (13.1)   3 (1.5)   1 (0.7)
Retired   5 (13.1)   20 (9.8)   3 (2.2)
BMI (Kg/m 2 ) 29.6 (4.2)   29.7 (4.2)   30 (4.8)  
Disease duration (year) 8.2 (5.4)   9.1 (5.6)   11.1 (5.7)