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Table 3 Regression coefficients for health behaviour 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

  Eating healthy foods (mean days in a week) Physical activity at least 30 min. (mean days in a week)
Men Women Men Women
β p β p β p β p
Step 1 Type 2 diabetes −0.46 <0.0001 −0.11 0.4145 −0.34 0.0079 −0.30 <0.0001
Step 2 Type 2 diabetes −0.41 <0.0001 −0.03 0.8448 −0.34 0.0100 −0.49 0.0204
  Primary/lower secondary education −0.68 <0.0001 −0.16 0.2934 0.07 0.7071 −0.43 0.0624
  Upper secondary education −0.43 <0.0001 −0.12 0.3672 0.04 0.7608 −0.19 0.3326
  Medium education −0.30 0.0211 −0.02 0.9011 0.11 0.5442 0.26 0.2235
Step 3 Type 2 diabetes −0.43 <0.0001 −0.07 0.6221 −0.30 0.0225 −0.23 0.2817
  Living without a partner 0.04 0.6702 −0.34 0.0002 0.01 0.9391 −0.38 0.0054
  Limited contact with family −0.04 0.7664 −0.18 0.3297 0.24 0.2313 −0.63 0.0440
  Limited contact with friends −0.37 0.0214 −0.47 0.0091 −0.96 <0.0001 −1.48 <0.0001
Step 4 Type 2 diabetes −0.43 <0.0001 0.08 0.5769 −0.33 0.0109 −0.22 0.3000
  Low social support −0.14 0.0120 −0.14 0.2424 −0.21 0.2164 −0.03 0.8685
  1. Reference group in all analyses: men or women with type 1 diabetes
  2. Note: Generalised linear regression models included age and diabetes duration in all steps. Education level was included in step 2 and in 3 and 4 if significant. Social network variables were included in step 4 if significant. Beta parameters not shown