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Table 2 Characteristics of the study sample

From: What are patient factors associated with the quality of diabetes care?: results from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Variables Diabetes mellitus patients (n = 327)
Socioeconomic position
Age (years)  
20-49 54 (19.7)
50-64 149 (44.4)
≥65 124 (35.9)
Gender  
Men 167 (52.0)
Women 160 (48.0)
Education level  
Elementary school or lower 162 (46.3)
Middle or high school 133 (43.0)
College or higher 32 (10.7)
Household income (monthly, thousand KRW)  
>3,000 49 (16.5)
>1,000 & ≤3,000 132 (41.7)
≤1,000 146 (41.9)
Health-related factors
Duration of diabetes illness  
<5 years 154 (47.1)
5-9 years 67 (20.8)
≥10 years 106 (32.1)
Self-rated health  
Poor/very poor 200 (59.0)
Fair 90 (28.5)
Excellent/good 37 (12.5)
Regular exercise  
Yes 154 (47.6)
No 173 (52.4)
Body mass index  
<23 92 (27.5)
≥23 & <25 98 (29.6)
≥25 137 (43.0)
  1. Data are n (%) unless otherwise indicated.
  2. Percents are weighted to represent the Korean population with diabetes, aged 20 years or older.