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Table 2 Survey respondents’ characteristics

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

  Respondents
Number of respondents 83
Age (years), mean (SD) 66 (11)
  < 60 years, n (%) 20 (24%)
 60–69 years, n (%) 27 (33%)
 70–79 years, n (%) 23 (28%)
  ≥ 80 years, n (%) 12 (14%)
 Missing, n (%) 1 (1%)
Female, n (%) 53 (42%)
Diabetes duration, n (%)
 0–5 years 9 (11%)
 6–10 years 11 (13%)
  ≥ 10 years 63 (76%)
 Missing 0 (0%)
Diabetes related complication(s) 49 (59%)
Body weight, n (%)
 Underweight 0 (0%)
 Healthy Weight 18 (22%)
 Overweight 29 (35%)
 Obese 34 (41%)
 Missing 2 (2%)
Alcohol use, n (%) 49 (59%)
Smoking, n (%) 7 (8%)
Physical activity > 30 min/day, n (%)
 0 days 5 (6%)
 1–3 days 28 (34%)
 4–6 days 28 (34%)
 7 days 22 (27%)
 Missing 0 (0%)
Working, n (%) 39 (47%)
Working irregular hours, n (%) 13 (16%)
Marital status/household situation (%)
 Married/living together 55 (66%)
 Living independent 27 (32%)
 Missing 1 (1%)
Education, n (%)
 No/primary education 13 (16%)
 Pre-vocational education 24 (29%)
 Vocational education 15 (18%)
 Pre-college/pre-university 11 (13%)
 College/university 18 (22%)
 Missing 2 (2%)
Number of medications
 1–5 medication(s) 32 (39%)
 6–10 medications 38 (46%)
  > 10 medications 11 (13%)
 Missing 2 (2%)
Insulin use 54 (65%)
Sulfonylurea use 47 (57%)
Statin use 55 (66%)
Antihypertensive use 63 (76%)
Glucose meter at home 78 (94%)
Severe hypoglycaemia 15 (18%)
Nocturnal hypoglycaemia 31 (37%)
Frequency hypoglycaemia
 Daily 1 (1%)
 Weekly 4 (5%)
 Monthly 21 (25%)
 Yearly or less 57 (69%)