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Table 1 General demographic data

From: The influence of hypoglycemia on the specific quality of life in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a comparative cross-sectional study of diabetics with and without hypoglycemia in Xi’an, China

Characteristics Total sample Diabetics without hypoglycemia Diabetics with hypoglycemia 2/U P value
N N % N %
Sex
Male 329 228 69.30 101 30.70 0.900 0.343
Female 190 124 65.26 66 34.74   
Age
 ≤ 20 8 6 75.00 2 25.00 − 1.777 0.076
21–40 108 75 69.44 33 30.56   
41–60 235 168 71.49 67 28.51   
 ≥ 61 168 103 61.31 65 38.69   
Education background
Primary school or below 60 35 58.33 25 41.67 4.034 0.258
Junior high school 120 81 67.50 39 32.50   
Senior high school 254 173 68.11 81 31.89   
Bachelor degree or above 85 63 74.12 22 25.88   
Marital status
Unmarried 49 34 69.39 15 30.61 3.074 0.215
Married 408 282 69.12 126 30.88   
Divorce or Bereavement 62 36 58.06 26 41.94   
Living conditions        
Live alone 84 53 63.10 31 36.90 3.090 0.378
Live with spouse 225 154 68.44 71 31.56   
Live with children 47 30 63.83 17 36.17   
Other 163 115 70.55 48 29.45   
Duration of diabetes
 ≤ 3 157 115 73.25 42 26.75 − 2.622 0.009
4–5 68 50 73.53 18 26.47   
6–10 114 78 68.42 36 31.58   
 ≥ 11 180 109 60.56 71 39.44   
Monthly income per capita in family
 ≤ 3000 210 136 64.76 74 35.24 1.766 0.413
3001–5000 146 100 68.49 46 31.51   
 ≥ 5001 163 116 71.17 47 28.83   
Frequency of weekly exercise
No exercise 67 44 65.67 23 34.33 0.171 0.982
1–2 times / week 165 112 67.88 53 32.12   
3–5 times / week 101 69 68.32 32 31.68   
Exercise every day 186 127 68.28 59 31.72   
Frequency of hypoglycemia
1–2 times/6 months 89    89    
3–6 times/6 months 37    37    
More than 6 time/6 months 41    41    
  1. N, number; 2/U: Chi-square test/U-test