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Table 1 Self-reported demographics and clinical characteristics of insulin using and non-insulin using participants

From: Further investigation of the psychometric properties of the insulin treatment appraisal scale among insulin-using and non-insulin-using adults with type 2 diabetes: results from diabetes MILES – Australia

  Non-insulin users Insulin users
N (%) 499 (67%) 249 (33%)
Female sex 233 (47%) 112 (45%)
Age - years 57 ± 9 (22 – 70) 58 ± 9 (21 – 70)
Employment - in paid work 279 (56%) 104 (42%)
Education   
Low 32 (7%) 36 (16%)
Medium 314(66%) 157 (67%)
High 132 (28%) 40 (17%)
Having a partner 369 (75%) 178 (73%)
Diabetes duration - years 7 ± 6 (<1 – 35) 13 ± 8 (<1 – 42)
Primary Treatment   
Lifestyle modifications 130 (26%) -
Blood glucose lowering tablets 369 (74%) -
Insulin injections - 247 (99%)
Insulin pump - 2 (1%)
BMI 31 ± 7 (13 – 78) 34 ± 9 (15 – 92)
  1. NB. Valid percentage reported as n values vary due to missing data on individual variables.
  2. Data are mean ± standard deviation or N (%).