Table 1

Sociodemografic characteristics of the sample (control = control group; DELFIN = intervention group)
control DELFIN
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) t p
age mother (yrs) 40.4 (3.8) 39.1 (3.3) −1.04 n.s.
age father (yrs) 42.4 (6.5) 43.3 (5.5) 0.42 n.s.
age of the index child (yrs) 5.8 (1.9) 6.4 (2.3) 0.78 n.s.
number of siblings 0.79 (0.58) 0.95 (0.69) 0.75 n.s.
N (%) N (%) Chi2 (df) p
Education level mothers
Certificate of secondary education (8 grades) 2 (14) 1 (5) 6.8 (3) n.s.
General certificate of secondary education (10 grades) 6 (43) 6 (32)
A-Level (13 grades) 6 (43) 5 (26)
University 0 (0) 7 (37)
Education level fathers
Certificate of secondary education (8 grades) 1 (7) 2 (11) 9.09 (3) .028
General certificate of secondary education (10 grades) 6 (43) 1 (5)
A-Level (13 grades) 4 (29) 3 (17)
University 3 (21) 12 (67)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) t p
Diabetes duration in years 2.6 (1.9) 2.6 (1.6) −0.05 n.s.
A1C 7.1 (0.4) 7.2 (0.8) 0.82 n.s.
N (%) N (%) Chi2 (df) p
Insulin regimen index child
CSII 11 (79) 16 (84) 0.23 (1) n.s.
MDI 3 (21) 3 (16)
rate of severe hypoglycemia last 12 month 0 (0) 2 (10) 3,22 (1) n.s.
DKA last 12 month 0 (0) 1 (5) 1,56 (1) n.s.

Saßmann et al.

Saßmann et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:152   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-152

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