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Table 1 Background factors of respondents in the study sample, across age groups (%)

From: Empowerment among adult patients with type 2 diabetes: age differentials in relation to person-centred primary care, community resources, social support and other life-contextual circumstances

Characteristic Age
27–54
n = 341
Age
55–64
n = 1019
Age
65
n = 1270
P-value
% % %
Sex
 Men 58.4 56.9 54.7 ns.
 Women 41.6 43.1 45.3  
Professional education
 Upper secondary education (vocational school) or less 50.7 57.2 62.2 ***
 Higher education (college, polytechnic, university) 49.3 42.8 37.8  
Marital status
 Single 21.2 11.5 4.8 ***
 Married/cohabiting 60.2 68.0 68.3  
 Widowed/divorced 18.6 20.5 26.8  
Duration of diabetes
 1–3 years 32.2 20.3 15.7 ***
 4–10 years 50.8 57.0 50.5  
 More than 10 years 17.0 22.7 33.9  
Medication
 Oral drugs only 64.1 73.8 77.8 ***
 Oral drugs + insulin/insulin only 33.1 24.7 21.6  
 Other (e.g. GLP-1 analog) 2.8 1.4 0.7  
Service provider responsible for care of diabetes:
 Municipal healthcare centre 58.9 65.2 91.4 ***
 Occupational healthcare service 38.9 29.5 4.4  
 Private healthcare centre 2.2 5.3 4.2  
  1. Chi2-test
  2. P-value for statistical significance between age groups: ***p ≤ .001, ns. non-significant