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Table 1 Characteristics of participants at baseline (N = 375)

From: Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the LMC Skills, Confidence & Preparedness Index (SCPI) in patients with type 2 diabetes

  T2Di (N = 218) T2D (N = 157) Total (N = 375)
HbA1C (T2Di N = 169; T2D N = 131) 8.8 ± 1.9 8.2 ± 1.9 8.5 ± 1.9
Age (N = 375) 58 ± 13 56 ± 12 57.2 ± 12.7
Sex (N = 375)    
 Male (%) 141 (64.7%) 99 (63.1%) 240 (64.0%)
 Female (%) 77 (35.3%) 58 (36.9%) 135 (36.0%)
Diabetes duration (years) (N = 375) 13.5 ± 8.1 8.7 ± 6.8 11.5 ± 8.0
Education (N = 375)    
 University degree or above 60 (27.5%) 50 (31.8%) 110 (29.3%)
 High school 64 (29.4%) 34 (21.7%) 98 (26.1%)
 Junior high school or below 94 (43.1%) 73 (46.5%) 167 (44.5%)
Income (per month) (N = 375)    
 CNY 0–3000 29 (13.2%) 28 (17.8%) 57 (15.2%)
 CNY 3000–6000 59 (27.1%) 45 (28.7%) 104 (27.7%)
 CNY 6000–8000 33 (15.1%) 22 (14.0%) 55 (14.7%)
 CNY > 8000 97 (44.5%) 62 (39.5%) 159 (42.4%)
Diabetes education (N = 375)    
 Yes 143 (65.6%) 94 (59.9%) 237 (63.2%)
 No 75 (34.1%) 63 (40.1%) 138 (36.8%)
  1. T2Di means Type 2 diabetic patients using insulin; T2D means Type 2 diabetic patients without insulin