Table 1

Demographic Characteristics of Participants
Characteristic mean ± SD, or N(%)
Gender
Male 85 (38.3)
Female 137(61.7)
Marital status
Married 205 (92.3)
Not married 17 (7.7)
Mean age (years) 64.5 ± 6.4
Age categories
<60 48 (21.6)
60-69 119 (53.6)
≥70 55 (24.8)
Education
Illiteracy or elementary school 21 (9.5)
Junior high school 85 (38.3)
Senior high school 64 (28.8)
Technical school or college 52 (23.4)
Family per capita month income (RMB)
<2000 102 (45.9)
≥2000 120 (54.1)
Family history of diabetes
Yes 86 (38.7)
No 136 (61.3)
Clinical symptoms
Yes 96 (43.2)
No 126 (56.8)
Complications
Yes 155 (69.8)
No 67 (30.2)
Duration of diabetes (years)
<4 64 (28.8)
5-9 72 (32.4)
10-14 56 (25.2)
≥15 30 (13.5)
Mean BMI (kg/m2) 24.9 ± 3.4
BMI categories*
<24 91 (41.0)
≥24 131 (59.0)

RMB = Ren Min Bi(Yuan).

* BMI ≥ 24 = overweight/obesity suggested by Chinese Diabetes Society(CDS).

Gao et al.

Gao et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-100

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