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Table 1 Characteristics of the 714 patients included in the study

From: Prevalence and incidence density rates of chronic comorbidity in type 2 diabetes patients: an exploratory cohort study

Variables  
Sex, n (%)  
   Male 351 (49.2)
   Female 363 (50.8)
SES,1 n (%)  
   Low 362 (50.7)
   Middle 282 (39.5)
   High 62 (8.7)
   Missing 8 (1.1)
Age at diabetes diagnosis, years, mean (± SD, range)  
   Total 63.2 (± 12.8, 21 to 95)2
   Males 61.9 (± 12.8, 21 to 94)
   Females 64.4 (± 12.7, 23 to 95)
Time after diabetes,3 years, mean (± SD) 6.2 (± 4.7)2
   Males 5.9 (± 4.5)
   Females 6.6 (± 4.9)
Time before diabetes,4 years, mean (± SD) 11.1 (± 6.3)
Time in study population, years, mean (± SD) 17.3 (± 6.0)
Year of diagnosis,5 , n (%)  
   1985-1989 100 (14.0)
   1990-1999 276 (38.7)
   2000-2006 338 (47.3)
Reason for follow-up ending, n (%)  
   End of study period 462 (64.7)
   Deceased 155 (21.7)
   Moved/left practice 97 (13.6)
  1. 1SES, socioeconomic status.
  2. 2Significant difference for males and females (P < 0.05). Non-significant gender differences not shown.
  3. 3Observation time in the study population after diabetes diagnosis.
  4. 4Observation time in the study population before diabetes diagnosis.
  5. 5Year of diagnosis of diabetes, classified into categories corresponding to the latest issues of the Dutch College of General Practitioner's T2D guideline. The first, second and third issues were published in 1989, 1999, and 2006 respectively.