Table 2

Percentage of patients with diabetes and control individuals reporting moderate and severe problems in each EQ-5D dimension by disease duration
Diabetes duration
1 year 8 years 15 years 24 years Comparison of individuals with diabetes Comparison of control individuals
(2008 cohort) (1999 cohort) (1992 cohort) (1983 cohort)
Individuals with diabetes Control individuals pa Individuals with diabetes Control individuals pa Individuals with diabetes Control individuals pa Individuals with diabetes Control individuals pa
n = 141 n = 247 n = 208 n = 381 n = 225 n = 419 n = 265 n = 517 pb pc
% n % n % n % n % n % n % n % n
Mobility
Women
 Moderate problems 5.7 3 4.0 4 0.69 6.4 6 3.6 6 0.36 11.7 11 9.3 16 0.54 16.1 18 9.9 19 0.049 0.053 0.053
 Severe problems 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.9 1 0.0 0
Men
 Moderate problems 2.3 2 2.7 4 1.00 2.6 3 5.6 12 0.22 10.7 14 4.9 12 0.033 17.6 27 15.9 50 0.51 <0.001 <0.001
 Severe problems 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.7 1 0.0 0
Self-care
Women
 Moderate problems 0.0 0 0.0 0 - 0.0 0 0.6 1 1.00 1.1 1 2.3 4 0.43 2.7 3 0.5 1 0.023 0.048 0.059
 Severe problems 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.6 1 1.8 2 0.0 0
Men
 Moderate problems 1.1 1 0.0 0 0.38 1.8 2 0.9 2 0.61 3.8 5 1.6 4 0.10 3.3 5 1.9 6 0.58 0.37 0.11
 Severe problems 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.8 1 0.0 0 0.7 1 1.0 3
Usual activities
Women
 Moderate problems 13.2 7 3.0 3 0.048 12.8 12 7.7 13 0.18 14.9 14 6.4 11 0.029 20.5 23 8.4 16 0.001 0.19 0.42
 Severe problems 0.0 0 1.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 2.1 2 1.7 3 2.7 3 1.5 3
Men
 Moderate problems 9.1 8 3.4 5 0.033 4.4 5 6.6 14 0.64 9.9 13 7.7 19 0.31 12.4 19 8.6 27 0.14 0.090 0.065
 Severe problems 2.3 2 0.7 1 1.8 2 0.9 2 2.1 3 1.2 3 3.9 6 2.9 9
Pain/discomfort
Women
 Moderate problems 28.3 15 25.7 26 0.35 45.7 43 31.5 53 0.050 48.9 46 35.5 61 0.013 51.8 58 47.5 96 0.33 0.041 <0.001
 Severe problems 5.7 3 1.0 1 1.1 1 3.0 5 5.3 5 2.9 5 4.5 5 3.0 6
Men
 Moderate problems 22.7 20 24.7 36 0.77 28.9 33 32.4 69 0.41 24.4 32 40.1 99 0.012 49.7 76 44.8 141 0.12 <0.001 <0.001
 Severe problems 2.3 2 2.1 3 0.9 1 1.9 4 6.1 8 3.6 9 7.2 11 4.4 14
Anxiety/depression
Women
 Moderate problems 32.0 17 30.7 31 0.60 36.2 34 27.4 46 0.13 38.3 36 29.7 51 0.057 46.4 52 36.0 73 0.056 0.29 0.41
 Severe problems 3.8 2 1.0 1 2.1 2 1.8 3 8.5 8 5.2 9 1.8 2 1.0 2
Men
 Moderate problems 28.4 25 23.3 34 0.14 30.7 35 24.9 53 0.13 25.2 33 31.6 78 0.22 31.4 48 23.2 73 0.064 0.43 0.28
 Severe problems 6.8 6 2.7 4 3.5 4 1.4 3 1.5 2 1.2 3 3.3 5 3.2 10

a P-value for comparison between patients with diabetes and control individuals (χ2 or Fisher exact test), b p-value for comparison between patients with diabetes in the different cohorts (ANOVA), c p-value for comparison between control individuals in the different cohorts (ANOVA).

Sparring et al.

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

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