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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population according to self-reported type 2 diabetes*

From: Independent roles of country of birth and socioeconomic status in the occurrence of type 2 diabetes

  Type 2 diabetes
Variables No Yes
  No % No %
Age (years)     
45-55 73236 30.6 3330 14.4
55-65 77765 32.5 6771 29.3
65-75 49924 20.9 7096 30.7
≥75 38280 16.0 5912 25.6
Sex     
Male 108671 45.4 13099 56.7
Female 130549 54.6 10013 43.3
Body mass index (BMI)     
Underweight 9656 4.50 389 1.9
Healthy weight 78509 35.4 3984 18.9
Overweight 88113 43.0 7860 37.3
Obese 45364 20.5 8822 41.9
Physical activity     
>20 sessions/week 31833 13.6 2276 10.2
>5-≤20 sessions/week 144548 61.7 12366 55.3
≤5 sessions/week 46132 19.7 5628 25.2
None 11720 5.0 2083 9.3
Ever smoker     
No 136326 57.0 11443 49.5
Yes 102813 43.0 11656 50.5
Total 239220 100 23112 100
  1. *Numbers obtained by adding categories together for each variable may not add to total due to missing data.
  2. Underweight: BMI < 20; healthy weight: 25 > BMI ≥ 20; overweight: 30 > BMI ≥ 25; obese: BMI ≥ 30.