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Table 3 Analysis of the losses in IG after randomization

From: Evaluating the effectiveness of an empowerment program for self-care in type 2 diabetes: a cluster randomized trial

Variable Mean ± SD or Median (Min-Max) or N (%) p
  Left (n = 35) Remained (n = 127)  
Age (Mean ± SD) 55.1 ± 11.97 58.1 ± 9.22 0.12*
HbA1c (Median (Min/Max)) 7.9 (5.6–12.3) 7.7 (5.3–13.5) 0.50**
IMC (Median (Min/Max)) 29.4 (21.9–41.6) 29.8 (19.1–52.4) 0.89**
Sex (N (%))    
 Male 15 (42.9) 42 (33.1) 0.28***
 Female 20 (57.1) 85 (66.9)  
Education Level (N (%))    
 Incomplete elementary school 26 (74.3) 90 (70.9) 0.69***
 Elementary school complete to post-graduate 9 (25.7) 37 (29.1)  
  1. * Simple Student t-test, **Mann–Whitney, ***Chi-squared
  2. CG: Control group; IG: Intervention group