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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the sample stratified by sex

From: The factor structure of the Turkish version of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) in patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease

  Sex Total (n = 302)
Male (n = 119) Female (n = 183)
Age in years (mean; sd) (p > .05) 55.4; 11.8 52.9; 10.9 53.9; 11.3
Education (%)(p < .001)    
 no school education 8.5 37.4 26.1
 primary school education 47.9 41.2 43.8
 secondary school education 11.1 5.5 7.7
 high school or university education 32.5 15.9 22.4
Diseases (%) (p < .05)    
 Diabetes 58.5 64.5 62.1
 Cardiovascular disease 27.1 16.4 20.6
 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease 14.4 19.1 17.3
Duration of disease treatment in years (mean; sd) (p > .05) 8.9; 6.6 8.7; 6.7 8.8; 6.6
  1. sd: standard deviation.