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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample

From: An examination of the socio-demographic correlates of patient adherence to self-management behaviors and the mediating roles of health attitudes and self-efficacy among patients with coexisting type 2 diabetes and hypertension

Characteristics Number (%)
Sex
 Male 88 (59.5%)
 Female 60 (40.5%)
Age (years)
  < 64 70 (47.3%)
  ≥ 64 78 (52.7%)
Education level
 Lower (i.e., lower than secondary school) 62 (41.9%)
 Higher (i.e., secondary school or above) 86 (58.1%)
Living status
 Living alone 15 (10.1%)
 Living with family/others 133 (89.9%)
Perceived health status
 Poor (i.e., rating ≤ 3) 59 (39.9%)
 Good (i.e., rating > 3) 89 (60.1%)
Diabetes duration (years)
  ≤ 15 78 (52.7%)
  > 15 70 (47.3%)
Hypertension duration (years)
  ≤ 10 80 (54.1%)
  > 10 68 (45.9%)