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Table 1 General characteristics and psychosocial determinants of the study population (n = 391)

From: Type 2 diabetes patients’ preferences and willingness to pay for lifestyle programs: a discrete choice experiment

   Mean (SD) Percentage
Age (n = 385)   57.2 (6.4)  
Gender (n = 390) Male   57.4
Educational level (n = 379) Low   31.1
  Medium   49.6
  High   19.2
Ethnicity (n = 390) Dutch   94.1
Duration of diabetes (years) (n = 382)   6.1 (5.5)  
HbA1c (mmol/mol) (n = 101)   49.9 (16.6)  
Primary health care contact (n = 187) GP   94.1
Medication (n = 390) None   19.0
  Oral glucose lowering medication   67.2
  Insulin   4.6
  Both   9.2
Complications present (n = 303)    21.7
Chronic condition present (n = 390)    0.3
Weight category* (n = 364) Underweight   0.2
  Normal weight   19.5
  Overweight   37.8
  Obese   41.1
EQ5d score (n = 391)   0.91 (0.19)  
Self-management (n = 386) monitoring HbA1c at home   45.8
  Keeping a T2DM diary   50.3
What is your opinion concerning lifestyle programs in general? (n = 388) Very useful or useful   47.2
Not useful at all   2.6
Do you think you are able to complete a lifestyle program that endures 1 year, without dropping out? (n = 391) Certainly or probably   33.5
Certainly not   18.2
Would your partner, friends and/or family support you if you would participate in a lifestyle program? (n = 391) Certainly or probably   66.7
Certainly not   4.9
Would you like to participate in a lifestyle program? (n = 391) Certainly or probably   22.6
  Certainly not   19.4
  1. *Respondents were categorized as underweight if their BMI < 20 kg/m2, normal weight if BMI 20–25 kg/m2, overweight if BMI 25-30 kg/m2 and obese if BMI >30 kg/m2.