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Table 1 Interview participants’ characteristics (N = 16)

From: Type 2 diabetes patients’ views on prevention of hypoglycaemia – a mixed methods study investigating self-management issues and self-identified causes of hypoglycaemia

Sex
 Female 10
 Male 6
Age group (years)
  < 60 2
 60–70 6
 70–80 4
  ≥ 80 4
Level of education
 Primary school 2
 Secondary school 7
 Vocational education 4
 Higher education 3
Level of health literacy
 Low 2
 Medium 0
 High 14
Use of alcohol
 Yes 11
 No 5
Smoking
 Yes 1
 No 15
Diabetes duration (years)
  < 1 0
 1–5 3
 5–10 0
  > 10 13
Last hypoglycaemic event
  < 1 week ago 8
 1–2 weeks ago 1
 2–4 weeks ago 1
  > 1 month ago 6
Glucose lowering medication
 Insulin 4
 Insulin + metformin 7
 Insulin + sulfonylurea 1
 Insulin + GLP-1 1
 Insulin + sulfonylurea + metformin 1
 Sulfonylurea 1
 Sulfonylurea + metformin 1
Glucose monitoring
 Daily 9
 Weekly 3
 Rarely 3
 Never 1