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Table 1 Descriptive statistics, N = 108

From: Profiling the mental health of diabetic patients: a cross-sectional survey of Zimbabwean patients

Variable Attribute Frequency n (%)
Gender Female 75 (69.4)
Male 33 (30.6)
Agea Mean (SD) 54.1 (18.6)
Marital status Single 16 (14.8)
Married 56 (51.9)
Widowed 36 (33.3)
Highest level of education None 9 (8.3)
Primary 20 (18.5)
Secondary 47 (43.5)
Tertiary 32 (29.6)
Employment status Unemployed 35 (32.4)
Formally employed 34 (31.5)
Self-employed 18 (16.7)
Retired 21 (19.4)
Perceived income Very inadequate 11 (10.2)
Inadequate 47 (43.5)
Neutral 35 (32.4)
Adequate 15 (13.9)
Diabetes type Type 1 48 (44.4)
Type 2 60 (55.6)
Years post diagnosisa Median [Q1–Q3] 6 [3–15]
Comorbidities Arthritis 10 (9.3)
Hypertension 50 (46.3)
HIV 5 (4.6)
Ulcers 3 (2.8)
Others 12 (11.1)
Social support (MSPSS) scoresa Family [mean (SD)] 4.0 (SD 1.1)
Friends [mean (SD)] 2.8 (SD 1.3)
Significant other [mean (SD)] 4.1 (SD 1.1)
Summative score [mean (SD)] 43.7 (SD 11.5)
HRQoL (EQ-5D) scoresa Utility [mean (SD)] 0.758 (0.2)
VAS score [mean (SD)] 64.1 (15.3)
Psychiatric morbidity (SSQ) scoresa SSQ scores ≥ 8 [n (%)] 40 (37.1)
Summative score [mean (SD)] 6.7 (SD 3.2)
  1. aData not presented in the n (%) format