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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Participants

From: Validation of an information–motivation–behavioral skills model of self-care among Chinese adults with type 2 diabetes

Characteristic mean ± SD, or N(%)
Gender  
Male 85 (38.3)
Female 137(61.7)
Marital status  
Married 205 (92.3)
Not married 17 (7.7)
Mean age (years) 64.5 ± 6.4
Age categories  
<60 48 (21.6)
60-69 119 (53.6)
≥70 55 (24.8)
Education  
Illiteracy or elementary school 21 (9.5)
Junior high school 85 (38.3)
Senior high school 64 (28.8)
Technical school or college 52 (23.4)
Family per capita month income (RMB)  
<2000 102 (45.9)
≥2000 120 (54.1)
Family history of diabetes  
Yes 86 (38.7)
No 136 (61.3)
Clinical symptoms  
Yes 96 (43.2)
No 126 (56.8)
Complications  
Yes 155 (69.8)
No 67 (30.2)
Duration of diabetes (years)  
<4 64 (28.8)
5-9 72 (32.4)
10-14 56 (25.2)
≥15 30 (13.5)
Mean BMI (kg/m 2 ) 24.9 ± 3.4
BMI categories*  
<24 91 (41.0)
≥24 131 (59.0)
  1. RMB = Ren Min Bi(Yuan).
  2. * BMI ≥ 24 = overweight/obesity suggested by Chinese Diabetes Society(CDS).