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Table 4 Description of class characteristics compared to the other classes (main analysis with covariates, n = 306)

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

Selected characteristics Typical person with …
High needs:
High information needs on all topics
Low needs:
Low information needs on all topics
Moderate needs:
Moderate information needs with a focus on complications and diabetes in everyday life
Advanced needs:
Advanced information needs with a focus on social and legal aspects and diabetes research
Age Younger Older Older Younger
Years of education Lower educated Lower educated Better educated Better educated
Type of diabetes Type 2 Type 1 and Type 2 Type 2 Type 1 and Type 2
Diabetes duration Longer duration Shorter duration Shorter duration Longer duration
Comorbidities Yes No No Yes
Current smoking behaviour Yes Yes No No
Diabetes education No Yes No Yes
Current level of information Lower level of information Higher level of information Lower level of information Higher level of information
Time preference Rather disagree Rather agree Rather disagree Rather disagree
  1. The results were extracted from the LCA main analysis (Table 2 and Table 3)
  2. Significant results (Table 2) are marked in italics