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Table 1 Characteristics of the study respondents (N = 436)

From: The association between social capital and quality of life among type 2 diabetes patients in Anhui province, China: a cross-sectional study

Variables   No. or mean Percentage or SD
Census register Rural 224 51.4
Gender Male 141 32.3
Age (year)   67.1 10.2
Ethnicity Han 431 98.9
Marital status Currently married 371 85.1
  Widowed/Single 65 14.9
Education level Illiterate 188 43.1
  Primary 102 23.4
  Junior high 88 20.2
  Senior high 39 8.9
  College or above 19 4.4
Occupation Farmer 221 50.7
  Employee 182 41.7
  Non-working 33 7.6
Monthly income <1000 287 65.8
(RMB) 1000 ~ 2000 99 22.7
  ≥2000 50 11.5
Current smoking No 325 74.5
Moderate-intensity physical activity No 123 28.2
Two-week prevalence No 341 78.2
Other chronic diseases No 202 46.3
PCS   67.4 21.0
MCS   64.9 15.3
Cognitive social capital Low 205 47.0
Structural social capital Low 281 64.4