Table 1

Basic characteristics of the sample stratified by sex
Sex Total (n = 302)
Male (n = 119) Female (n = 183)
Age in years (mean; sd) (p > .05) 55.4; 11.8 52.9; 10.9 53.9; 11.3
Education (%)(p < .001)
 no school education 8.5 37.4 26.1
 primary school education 47.9 41.2 43.8
 secondary school education 11.1 5.5 7.7
 high school or university education 32.5 15.9 22.4
Diseases (%) (p < .05)
 Diabetes 58.5 64.5 62.1
 Cardiovascular disease 27.1 16.4 20.6
 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease 14.4 19.1 17.3
Duration of disease treatment in years (mean; sd) (p > .05) 8.9; 6.6 8.7; 6.7 8.8; 6.6

sd: standard deviation.

Brzoska et al.

Brzoska et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:852   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-852

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