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Table 2 Odds ratio estimates for social network and social support by diabetes type, stratified by gender

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

  Type 2 diabetes
  Men (OR) Women (OR)
Living without a partner   
 Step 1 0.90 (0.71–1.14) 1.26 (0.88–1.79)
 Step 2 0.89 (0.69–1.13) 1.16 (0.80–1.68)
Meet with family less than once a month   
 Step 1 1.76 (1.24–2.51) 3.57 (1.85–6.90)
 Step 2 1.67 (1.17–2.39) 3.25 (1.60–6.59)
 Step 3 1.57 (1.07–2.29) 2.59 (1.22–5.50)
Meet with friends less than once a month   
 Step 1 2.70 (1.81–4.04) 4.99 (2.88–8.67)
 Step 2 2.49 (1.65–3.74) 4.46 (2.51–7.95)
 Step 3 2.35 (1.53–3.62) 3.95 (2.16–7.19)
Not sure they can count on getting help   
 Step 1 1.40 (1.09–1.80) 2.82 (1.91–4.18)
 Step 2 1.41 (1.09–1.83) 2.85 (1.89–4.29)
 Step 3 1.31 (1.00–1.72) 2.31 (1.47–3.62)
  1. Reference group: men or women with type 1 diabetes
  2. Note: Logistic regression analyses including age and diabetes duration in all steps. Education level was included in step 2 and 3. Social network variables (living without a partner, contact with friends/family) were included in step 3