Table 2

Baseline characteristics of participants in both study groups
Intervention group Usual care group
N 479 446
Sex (% Male) 39.0 37.0
Age (years) 58.4 ± 7.4 58.1 ± 7.3
Education % Low 52.8 50.7
% Average 22.9 25.5
% High 24.3 23.8
Smoking % Yes 18.6 16.2
% In the past 49.0 50.9
% No 32.4 32.9
FINDRISC-score (points) 14.6 ± 2.0 14.9 ± 2.0
Body mass index (kg/m2) 29.0 ± 4.5 28.6 ± 4.2
FPG (mmol/l) 5.6 ± 0.6 5.6 ± 0.5
2 h PG (mmol/l) 6.0 ± 1.8 6.1 ± 1.9

Data are means ± SD unless otherwise indicated. * ; significant differences between groups as tested by either an independent samples t-test or a chi-square test. FPG = Fasting Plasma Glucose. 2 h PG = plasma glucose after two hours of oral glucose challenge. Low education = no education to lower vocational education. Average education = senior general secondary education to intermediate vocational education. High education = higher vocational education or university.

Vermunt et al.

Vermunt et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:79   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-79

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