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Table 1 Demographics of respondents

From: Impact of type 2 diabetes treated with non-insulin medication and number of diabetes-coexisting diseases on EQ-5D-5 L index scores in the Finnish population

   Population (n = 5305) n (%) Non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes (n = 449) n (%) No diabetes (n = 4856) n (%)
  Male* 2349 (44.4) 248 (55.4) 2101 (43.3)
Age (year)*  
Mean ± SD 53.4 ± 16.2 65.0 ± 9.4 52.4 ± 16.3
Range 18–80 21–80 18–80
Questionnaire type Internet survey* 2196 (41.4) 160 (35.6) 2036 (41.9)
Diabetes-coexisting diseases Hypertension* 1564 (29.5) 349 (77.7) 1215 (25.0)
Hypercholesterolemia * 1078 (20.3) 298 (66.4) 780 (16.1)
Musculoskeletal disorders* 838 (15.8) 116 (25.8) 722 (14.9)
Heart problems* 581 (11.0) 134 (29.8) 447 (9.2)
Sleep problems* 383 (7.2) 68 (15.1) 315 (6.5)
GI disorders* 330 (6.2) 45 (10.0) 285 (5.9)
Kidney disease 10 (0.2) 2 (0.4) 8 (0.2)
Number of diabetes-coexisting diseases* 0 2682 (50.5) 30 (6.6) 2652 (54.6)
1 1281 (24.1) 97 (21.6) 1184 (24.3)
2 734 (13.8) 137 (30.5) 597 (12.2)
3 434 (8.1) 122 (27.2) 312 (6.3)
4 or more 174 (3.2) 63 (14.0) 111 (2.2)
Marital status* Married 3197 (60.4) 247 (61.4) 2923 (60.4)
Unmarried 1107 (20.9) 56 (12.6) 1051 (21.7)
Divorced or separated 643 (12.2) 57 (12.8) 586 (12.1)
Widowed 342 (6.5) 59 (13.2) 283 (5.8)
Level of education* Elementary school 779 (14.8) 126 (28.2) 653 (13.5)
High school 415 (7.9) 16 (3.6) 399 (8.3)
Vocational school 1979 (37.6) 182 (40.7) 1797 (37.3)
College 851 (16.2) 52 (11.6) 799 (16.6)
University 1120 (21.3) 55 (12.3) 1065 (22.1)
Other 124 (2.4) 16 (3.6) 108 (2.2)
Household income* Less than 1000 € 538 (10.3) 48 (10.9) 490 (10.3)
1001–2000 € 1292 (24.8) 134 (30.5) 1158 (24.3)
2001–3000 € 1219 (23.4) 115 (26.1) 1104 (23.1)
3001–4000 € 1053 (20.2) 79 (18.0) 974 (20.4)
4001–5000 € 619 (11.9) 36 (8.2) 583 (12.2)
5001–8000 € 403 (7.7) 21 (4.8) 382 (8.0)
Over 8000 € 91 (1.8) 7 (1.6) 84 (1.8)
Employment* Full time work 2094 (39.6) 74 (16.5) 2020 (41.8)
Part time work or retirement 346 (6.6) 23 (5.1) 323 (6.7)
Unemployed or laid off 374 (7.1) 26 (5.8) 348 (7.2)
Retired 1942 (36.8) 313 (69.9) 1629 (33.7)
Other 526 (10.0) 12 (2.7) 415 (10.6)
  1. *p < .05 when comparing respondents with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes to respondents with no diabetes. GI Gastrointestinal, SD Standard deviation