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Table 2 Participant characteristics and EQ-5D visual analogue scale (VAS) and index scores by country and diabetes type (UK general public n = 150; Swedish people with diabetes n = 150)

From: A utility valuation study assessing the impact of postprandial glucose control on quality of life of individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Characteristics UK general public Swedish people with diabetes
Overall (n = 150) Type 1 diabetes (n = 63) Type 2 diabetes (n = 87) Overall (n = 150)
Age - years, mean (SD) 34.8 (12.3) 39.2 (17.2) 60.3 (14.4) 51.5 (18.8)
 Min - max 18–87 18–82 19–86 18–86
Gender - Female, n (%) 86 (57.3) 43 (68.3) 53 (60.9) 96 (64.0)
Qualifications, n (%)
 University education 93 (62.0) 13 (20.6) 22 (25.3) 35 (23.3)
 Missing 2 (1.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Main activity, n (%)
 Employed full-time 96 (64.0) 32 (50.8) 19 (21.8) 51 (34.0)
 Employed part-time 22 (14.7) 5 (7.9) 11 (12.6) 16 (10.7)
 Student 13 (8.7) 9 (14.3) 2 (2.3) 11 (7.3)
 Seeking work/unemployed 5 (3.3) 6 (9.5) 6 (6.9) 12 (8.0)
 Retired 3 (2.0) 11 (17.5) 49 (56.3) 60 (40.0)
 Other 10 (6.6) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Missing 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Age at diagnosis - years, mean (SD) 20.8 (15.2) 49.7 (13.9) 37.4 (20.4)
Duration of diabetes - years, mean (SD) 18.3 (13.1) 10.6 (9.8) 13.9 (11.9)
EQ-5D VAS score, mean (SD) 81.5 (14.7) 76.7 (17.8) 72.1 (15.7) 74.1 (16.7)
EQ-5D Index score, mean (SD) 0.90 (0.17) 0.81 (0.28) 0.71 (0.35) 0.75 (0.32)
  1. SD standard deviation