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Table 3 Participants’ characteristics stratified by classes (main analysis with covariates, n = 306)

From: Different information needs in subgroups of people with diabetes mellitus: a latent class analysis

Characteristics High needs class
n (%) / (M ± SD)
Low needs class
n (%) / (M ± SD)
Moderate needs class
n (%) / (M ± SD)
Advanced needs class
n (%) / (M ± SD)
N 85 120 60 41
Age (years) 67.1 ± 9.1 70.3 ± 8.0 70.3 ± 9.5 65.9 ± 10.4
Sex (female) 32 (37.6) 55 (45.8) 25 (41.7) 18 (43.9)
Years of education (≥11 years) 34 (40.0) 46 (38.3) 30 (50.0) 26 (63.4)
Type of diabetes (Type 2) 83 (97.6) 109 (90.8) 60 (100.0) 35 (85.4)
Diabetes duration (years) 13.0 ± 10.5 11.9 ± 8.9 9.6 ± 9.6 14.9 ± 12.5
Antihyperglycaemic medication (yes) 74 (87.1) 101 (84.2) 49 (81.7) 37 (90.2)
Comorbidities (yes) 42 (49.4) 40 (33.3) 22 (36.7) 24 (58.5)
Current smoking behaviour (yes) 15 (17.6) 21 (17.5) 4 (6.7) 0 (0.0)
High well-being (≥50) 59 (69.4) 93 (77.5) 43 (71.7) 28 (68.3)
Diabetes education (yes) 44 (51.8) 68 (56.7) 27 (45.0) 32 (78.0)
Current level of information 13.0 ± 6.0 18.9 ± 7.0 11.8 ± 5.5 18.3 ± 4.3
Time preference (rather agree) 23 (27.1) 60 (50.0) 21 (35.0) 5 (12.2)