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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N = 229) of diabetic patients in a Greek rural society

From: Predictors of health-related quality of life in type II diabetic patients in Greece

Demographics N (% valid) Diabetes-related data N (% valid)
Gender (female) 121 (52.8) Body mass index (Kg/m2) (mean ± SD) 30.4 ± 5.2
Age (mean ± SD) 70.0 ± 9.9 Prevalence of diabetic complications  
Education (years)      Microvascular 54 (23.6)
   ≤ 6 183 (82.1) Angiopathy 35 (15.8)
   7–12 31 (13.9) Retinopathy 25 (11.1)
   > 12 9 (4.0) Neuropathy 19 (8.5)
Family status   Nephropathy 7 (3.1)
   Single 9 (4.0)    Macrovascular 72 (31.4)
   Married 165 (74.0)    Comorbidity* 218 (95.2)
   Divorced/Separated 1 (0.4) Hypertension 176 (76.9)
   Widowed 48 (21.6) Hyperlipidemia 93 (42.5)
Occupational status   Years with diabetes (mean ± SD) 10.0 ± 8.3
   Retired 93 (42.7) Smoking 21 (9.6)
   Farming 46 (21.1) Diabetes control method  
   Other 22 (10.1) Diet 146 (74.9)
   Keeping house 57 (26.1) Medication 161 (70.9)
   Insulin 27 (11.9)
   Other medication 200 (87.3)
  1. * One or more chronic medical conditions