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Table 1 Sample characteristics (n = 388)

From: Explaining variance in health literacy among people with type 2 diabetes: the association between health literacy and health behaviour and empowerment

Characteristic
Gendern (%)
 Male207 (53)
 Female165 (43)
 Missing14 (4)
Educationn (%)
 Compulsory comprehensive school111 (29)
 Upper secondary school84 (22)
 University/university college118 (30)
 Other51(13)
 Missing22 (6)
General health statusn (%)
 Very good19 (5)
 Good150 (39)
 Fairly good146 (38)
 Bad57 (15)
 Very bad7 (2)
 Missing7 (2)
Age
 Mean (sd)73 (8.6)
 Median74
 Lowest-highest50 − 92
 Missing13
HbA1c (%)a
 Mean (sd)7.29 (0.98)
 Lowest-highest5.4–13.0
 Missing76 (20)
  1. Note: Continuous data: mean (standard deviation [sd]); categorical data: frequencies (percentage [%])
  2. aHighest recommended HbA1c level in people with T2DM is 7% (53 mmol/mol)
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