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Table 3 Participant characteristics, n (%)

From: Assessment of short and long-term outcomes of diabetes patient education using the health education impact questionnaire (HeiQ)

  Participants
(n = 83)
Male 43 (52)
Age, years
 <65 46 (55)
 65–75 30 (36)
 76+ 7 (8)
Marital status
 Married/living with a partner 50 (60)
 Widowed/divorced/separated 33 (40)
Cohabitation status
 Living alone 35 (42)
 Living with spouse and/or children 48 (58)
Level of primary school
 Elementary school 66 (80)
 High school 17 (20)
Education beyond primary school
 None 10 (12)
 Vocational training 48 (58)
 Short higher education 6 (7)
 Intermediate higher education 13 (16)
 Long higher education 6 (7)
Occupational status
 Employed 19 (23)
 Unemployed 64 (77)
Self-rated health
 Excellent 5 (6)
 Very good 16 (19)
 Good 39 (47)
 Less good 20 (24)
 Poor 3 (4)
Duration of diabetes (years)
 <1 24 (29)
 1–10 41 (49)
 >10  18 (22)
Hypertension 66 (80)
High cholesterol 65 (78)
Current smokers 13 (16)
BMI
 Normal weight 14 (17)
 Overweight 25 (30)
 Obese 25 (30)
 Severely obese 19 (23)
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