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Table 1 Percentage of distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of individuals with diabetes and control individuals by disease duration

From: Diabetes duration and health-related quality of life in individuals with onset of diabetes in the age group 15—34 years – a Swedish population-based study using EQ-5D

  Disease duration
  1 year 8 years 15 years 24 years
  (2008 cohort) (1999 cohort) (1992 cohort) (1983 cohort)
  Individuals with diabetes Control individuals Individuals with diabetes Control individuals Individuals with diabetes Control individuals Individuals with diabetes Control individuals
  n = 141 n = 247 n = 208 n = 381 n = 225 n = 419 n = 265 n = 517
  % % % % % % % %
Age (year)         
16-24 45.4 44.1 6.7 6.0 - - - -
25-34 45.4 47.0 40.4 39.9 20.0 22.2 - -
35-44 9.2 8.9 52.9 54.1 50.2 48.0 18.1 18.3
45-54 - - - - 29.8 29.8 50.6 48.5
55+ - - - - - - 31.3 33.2
Age (years, mean)         
Women 25.6 26.9 34.5 34.4 40.7 40.2 49.8 50.2
Men 26.1 25.5 33.7 34.2 40.2 40.1 49.7 49.7
Sex         
Women 37.6 40.9 45.2 44.1 41.8 41.1 42.3 39.1
Level of education         
Primary school or lower 71.0 56.3* 55.8 50.5 65.9 59.6 67.6 61.9
Secondary school or higher 29.0 43.7 44.2 49.5 34.1 40.4 32.4 38.1
Marital status         
Married or cohabiting 40.3 51.0* 70.2 78.7* 74.7 75.2 74.3 75.6
Not married or cohabiting 59.7 49.0 29.8 21.3 25.3 24.8 25.7 24.4
  1. Age at the end of the year when the respondents received the questionnaire, i.e. 2009 for the 2008 cohort followed-up 1 year after diagnosis and 2007 for the 1983, 1992 and 1999 cohorts followed-up 8, 15 and 24 years after diagnosis.
  2. * Significant differences were found in comparisons between patients with diabetes and control individuals with 95% significance level.