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Table 1 Informants characteristics

From: Exploring lifestyle and risk in preventing type 2 diabetes-a nested qualitative study of older participants in a lifestyle intervention program (VEND-RISK)

Characteristics Total (N = 26)
Sociodemographic variables N (%)
Gender  
 Female 15 (58)
 Male 11 (42)
Age  
 59–64 4 (16)
 65–69 17 (65)
 ≥ 70 5 (19)
Civil status  
 Partner/married 20 (77)
 Divorced/widowed 6 (23)
Highest level of education  
 Nine years or less of school 5 (19)
 More than nine years of school 14 (54)
 Bachelor degree or higher 7 (27)
Work status  
 Disability leave 6 (23)
 Partly retired (1–49 %) 4 (16)
 Working 50 % or more 4 (16)
 Retired (100 %) 12 (46)
Essential health measures  
Family history of type 2 diabetes  
 Present 17 (65)
 Not present 9 (35)
Weight Categoriesa  
 Normal weight (BMI 18,5–24,9 kg/m2) 1 (4)
 Overweight (BMI 25–29,9 kg/m2) 11 (42)
 Obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) 14 (54)
Waist Circumference (cm) Mean (SD)
 Men 107.5 (6.4)
 Women 103.5 (10.1)
HbA1c (mmol/mol) 5.8 (0.5)
  1. aWeight category definitions are based on the World Health Organizations (WHO) Body Mass Index
  2. (BMI) cutoffs