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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample of adults with diabetes and adult family members

From: The role of hypoglycemia in the burden of living with diabetes among adults with diabetes and family members: results from the DAWN2 study in The Netherlands

  Missing values Adults with diabetes (n = 412) Missing values Family members (n = 86)
Female gender 0 48% (197) 0 83% (71)
Age, years 0 60 ± 11 (62, 54–67) 0 54 ± 13 (56, 50–62)
High educational level 17 26% (102) 3 35% (29)
Living alone 0 27% (113)   NA
Working full- or parttime 2 27% (112) 0 38% (33)
Diabetes type and treatment 0   0  
 Type 2 diabetes, no medication   22% (91)   15% (13)
 Type 2 diabetes, oral medication only   36% (150)   51% (44)
 Type 2 diabetes, insulin   22% (91)   26% (22)
 Type 1 diabetes   19% (80)   8% (7)
Diabetes duration, years 0 13 ± 12 (9, 4–17)   NA
Co-morbidities 0    NA
 No   45% (184)   
 One   30% (125)   
 Two or more   25% (103)   
Non-severe hypoglycemia in past year 3   5  
 None   33% (134)   40% (32)
 Occasional   32% (132)   36% (29)
 Frequent   35% (143)   25% (20)
Severe hypoglycemia in past year (≥1 event) 1 20% (83) 22 30% (19)
Worries about hypoglycemia 19 57% (225) 7 61% (48)
Diabetes burden 0 41% (170) 0 56% (48)
  1. NA not applicable/available
  2. Values are % (n) or mean ± SD (median, interquartile range)