Table 1

Percentage of distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of individuals with diabetes and control individuals by disease duration
Disease duration
1 year 8 years 15 years 24 years
(2008 cohort) (1999 cohort) (1992 cohort) (1983 cohort)
Individuals with diabetes Control individuals Individuals with diabetes Control individuals Individuals with diabetes Control individuals Individuals with diabetes Control individuals
n = 141 n = 247 n = 208 n = 381 n = 225 n = 419 n = 265 n = 517
% % % % % % % %
Age (year)
16-24 45.4 44.1 6.7 6.0 - - - -
25-34 45.4 47.0 40.4 39.9 20.0 22.2 - -
35-44 9.2 8.9 52.9 54.1 50.2 48.0 18.1 18.3
45-54 - - - - 29.8 29.8 50.6 48.5
55+ - - - - - - 31.3 33.2
Age (years, mean)
Women 25.6 26.9 34.5 34.4 40.7 40.2 49.8 50.2
Men 26.1 25.5 33.7 34.2 40.2 40.1 49.7 49.7
Sex
Women 37.6 40.9 45.2 44.1 41.8 41.1 42.3 39.1
Level of education
Primary school or lower 71.0 56.3* 55.8 50.5 65.9 59.6 67.6 61.9
Secondary school or higher 29.0 43.7 44.2 49.5 34.1 40.4 32.4 38.1
Marital status
Married or cohabiting 40.3 51.0* 70.2 78.7* 74.7 75.2 74.3 75.6
Not married or cohabiting 59.7 49.0 29.8 21.3 25.3 24.8 25.7 24.4

Age at the end of the year when the respondents received the questionnaire, i.e. 2009 for the 2008 cohort followed-up 1 year after diagnosis and 2007 for the 1983, 1992 and 1999 cohorts followed-up 8, 15 and 24 years after diagnosis.

* Significant differences were found in comparisons between patients with diabetes and control individuals with 95% significance level.

Sparring et al.

Sparring et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:377   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-377

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