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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample (n = 1205)

From: Who perceives a higher personal risk of developing type 2 diabetes? A cross-sectional study on associations between personality traits, health-related behaviours and perceptions of susceptibility among university students in Denmark

Variables Categories N (%) or Mean (Range; ±SD)
Degree program Undergraduate 576 (47.8)
Postgraduate 629 (52.2)
Age   24.9 (19–39; ±4.0)
Sex Male 238 (19.8)
Female 967 (80.2)
Parental education Other 518 (43)
University 687 (57)
Parental birthplace Other 213 (17.7)
Both parents born in Denmark 992 (82.3)
Family history of T2D No/don’t know 848 (70.4)
Yes 357 (29.6)
BMI Underweight/normal weight 904 (75)
Overweight/Obese 301 (25)
Prior T2D screening No 1059 (87.9)
Yes 146 (12.1)
Composite PA At or above recommended level 656 (54.4)
Below recommended level 549 (45.6)
Sweet consumption Less than once a day 1089 (90.4)
Once a day or more 116 (9.6)
Openness to experience   5.0 (1–7; ±1.1)
Conscientiousness   5.4 (1–7; ±1.2)
Extraversion   4.3 (1–7; ±1.6)
Agreeableness   4.8 (1–7; ±1.1)
Emotional stability   4.6 (1–7; ±1.4)
Perceived susceptibility to T2D   2.72 (1–7; ±1.2)