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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: Thoughts about health and patient-reported outcomes among people with diabetes mellitus: results from the DiaDec-study

Characteristics n (%) / M ± SD;
median (quartile)
Total number of participants 726
Age (years), n = 726 67.6 ± 9.7; 70.0 (q1: 62.0; q3: 75.0)
Sex, n = 726
 Female 273 (37.6)
Education, n = 707
 No graduation 146 (20.7)
 Other graduation 523 (74.0)
 University degree 38 (5.4)
Employment, n = 711 177 (24.9)
Marital status, n = 722
 Married and Living together 543 (75.2)
Migration background, n = 724 120 (16.6)
Type of diabetes, n = 720
 Type 1 diabetes 59 (8.2)
 Type 2 diabetes 616 (85.6)
 Other 7 (1.0)
 Not known to participants 38 (5.3)
Diabetes duration, n = 702
 10 years or more 349 (49.7)
Oral glucose-lowering drugs, n = 726 496 (68.3)
Insulin, n = 726 213 (29.3)
No. of comorbidities, n = 726
 > 3 comorbidities 311 (42.8)
 No. of comorbidities 3.7 ± 2.1; 3.0 (q1: 2.0; q3: 5.0)
Perceived health status, n = 722
 Very good–excellent 62 (8.6)
 Good 406 (56.2)
 Fair–poor 254 (35.2)
Physical summary score of theSF-12, n = 660 41.9 ± 11.0; 43.7 (q1: 33.1; q3: 51.7)
Mental summary score of theSF-12, n = 660 50.1 ± 10.5; 53.7 (q1: 42.3; q3: 58.1)
High diabetes-related distress,n = 678 92 (13.6)
Depressive symptoms, n = 722 85 (11.8)