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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
Gender n (%)
 Male 207 (53)
 Female 165 (43)
 Missing 14 (4)
Education n (%)
 Compulsory comprehensive school 111 (29)
 Upper secondary school 84 (22)
 University/university college 118 (30)
 Other 51(13)
 Missing 22 (6)
General health status n (%)
 Very good 19 (5)
 Good 150 (39)
 Fairly good 146 (38)
 Bad 57 (15)
 Very bad 7 (2)
 Missing 7 (2)
Age
 Mean (sd) 73 (8.6)
 Median 74
 Lowest-highest 50 − 92
 Missing 13
HbA1c (%)a
 Mean (sd) 7.29 (0.98)
 Lowest-highest 5.4–13.0
 Missing 76 (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)