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Table 1 Background characteristics

From: The construct validity and responsiveness of the EQ-5D, SF-6D and Diabetes Health Profile-18 in type 2 diabetes

Demographic category N (%)
N 1184
Age (m,sd) 66.6 (10.8)
Age  
18-45 45 (3.8)
46-60 281 (23.7)
61-70 394 (33.3)
71-80 346 (29.3)
81+ 114 (9.7)
Gender  
Male 720 (60.9)
Marital status  
Single 118 (10.0)
Married/partner 891 (75.2)
Divorced 74 (6.3)
Widowed 99 (8.4)
Length of time with diabetes  
< 5 years 612 (51.7)
> = 5 years 572 (48.3)
Diabetes management  
Diet 321 (27.1)
Tablets 711 (60.1)
Insulin 148 (12.5)
Health status  
Diabetes related complications None 710 (61.3)
One or more 448 (38.7)
Feet 257 (21.7)
Eyes 266 (22.5)
Kidneys 66 (5.6)
Other health complications None 216 (18.5)
One or more 952 (81.5)
Arthritis 503 (43.2)
Hypertension 513 (44.1)
High cholesterol 588 (50.5)
Heart conditions 108 (11.4)
Depression/anxiety 207 (17.8)
EQ-5D index score 0.652 (0.32)
SF-6D index score 0.693 (0.16)
DHP-18 PD 17.93 (20.5)
BA 21.53 (19.31)
DE 35.93 (23.04)
Change in health baseline-follow up  
Health improvement 186 (15.9)
No change 717 (61.7)
Health deterioration 260 (22.4)