Table 1

Study population (n=292): baseline characteristics

Results expressed as percentages and means (SD).
*n=269.
Gender (% male)66.8%
Age (y)44.6
Level of education
    Lower34.3%
    Middle31.1%
    Higher31.9%
    Unknown 2.7%
Occupational groups
    Education, culture, healthcare, and government23.2%
    Agrarian (manufacturing/construction), industry and transport27.0%
    Economic, administrative, and commercial43.9%
    Other 5.9%
Variables under study
    Disease duration (y)16.1 (10.7)
    Diabetic symptoms (0–170)18.6 (14.1)
    Seriousness of disease (0–2) 0.5 (0.6)
    Burden nutritional self care (0–100)31.9 (22.2)
    Burden blood sugar control (0–100)32.5 (30.2)
    Burden injecting insulin (0–100) 7.3 (13.1)
    Burden adjusting insulin dosage (0–100)18.9 (28.9)
    Job demands (0–100)45.2 (16.6)
    Lack of decision latitude (0–100)*37.5 (21.1)
    Lack of support (0–100)21.9 (13.7)
    Fatigue (0–140)62.0 (26.5)