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Table 1 Characteristics by diabetes type

From: Relationship between social network, social support and health behaviour in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: cross-sectional studies

  Type 1 diabetes (N = 2419) Type 2 diabetes (N = 1081) P-value
Gender (%)    
 Men 52.0 65.5 <0.0001
Age (%)    
 16–24 years 5.4 0.1 <0.0001
 25–34 years 9.6 0.7
 35–44 years 17.1 4.6
 45–54 years 23.4 13.0
 55–64 years 22.7 30.1
 65–74 years 15.7 33.7
 >75 6.2 17.9
Missing 0.1 0
Mean diabetes duration (years) 26.9 14.8 <0.0001
Missing 2.9 2.6
Education level (%)    
 Primary and lower secondary education 15.5 21.8 <0.0001
 Upper secondary or vocational education 35.4 42.7
 Medium education 22.6 14.7
 Long higher education 18.4 14.7
Missing 8.2 6.0
Physical activity at least 30 min. (mean days in a week) 4.74 4.11 <0.0001
Missing 3.9 11.4
Eating health foods (mean days in a week) 5.92 5.12 0.0001
Missing 6.8 11.1
Cohabitation status (%)    
 Living without a partner 29.8 29.4 0.9313
 Missing 2.4 4.4
Meet with family less than once a month (%) 6.2 12.0 <0.0001
Missing 2.1 4.3
Meet with Friends less than once a month (%) 5.4 10.6 <0.0001
Missing 2.2 3.9
Not certain of counting on help in case of severe illness 17.6 25.6  
Missing 1.8 3.8 <0.0001
  1. *Chi-square tests, t tests or Wilcoxon tests as appropriate