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Table 1 Baseline health related quality of life, clinical and epidemiological characteristics of people with/without diabetes

From: Longitudinal assessment of the health-related quality of life among older people with diabetes: results of a nationwide study in New Zealand

CharacteristicsDiabetesSF-12-PCS
Mean ± SD
SF-12-MCS
Mean ± SD
with diabeteswithout diabeteswith diabeteswithout diabeteswith diabeteswithout diabetes
Age Groups
 55–64240 (71.4)1490 (74.4)41.3 ± 10.849.3 ± 8.744.8 ± 12.449.8 ± 10.1
 64+96 (28.6)512 (25.6)38.9 ± 11.545.7 ± 10.145.0 ± 12.351.3 ± 9.7
Sex
 Male169 (50.3)923 (46.1)42.0 ± 10.948.9 ± 8.745.4 ± 12.150.6 ± 9.6
 Female167 (49.7)1079 (53.9)39.3 ± 11.047.9 ± 9.644.3 ± 12.749.9 ± 10.4
Education
 No secondary128 (38.8)536 (27.0)40.4 ± 10.646.4 ± 9.743.8 ± 11.149.2 ± 11.1
 Secondary79 (23.9)557 (28.0)39.9 ± 11.848.5 ± 9.346.2 ± 12.550.0 ± 10.1
 Post- secondary/tertiary123 (37.3)895 (45)41.5 ± 11.149.6 ± 8.645.3 ± 13.550.9 ± 9.3
Marital Status
 Married/partner218 (65.9)1473 (74.6)41.7 ± 10.348.9 ± 8.846.6 ± 11.150.8 ± 9.4
 Divorced/separated/single72 (21.8)365 (18.5)38.6 ± 11.647.3 ± 10.141.4 ± 13.548.4 ± 11.2
 Widowed41 (12.4)137 (6.9)38.0 ± 12.446.2 ± 9.941.6 ± 15.148.2 ± 11.8
Annual Personal Income
 0–25,000139 (54.9)659 (38.6)38.6 ± 11.246.0 ± 10.344.9 ± 12.848.6 ± 11.3
 25,001–50,00080 (31.6)596 (34.9)42.8 ± 10.850.1 ± 7.745.3 ± 12.051.2 ± 8.9
 50,001–70,00024 (9.5)243 (14.2)47.1 ± 7.250.6 ± 7.748.7 ± 10.551.6 ± 8.2
  > 70,00010 (4.0)211 (12.4)48.5 ± 11.552.2 ± 5.844.2 ± 15.451.9 ± 7.7
Ethnicity
 European/others114 (34.6)1242 (63.1)40.6 ± 11.048.9 ± 9.046.1 ± 12.050.5 ± 9.6
 Maori216 (65.5)725 (35.9)40.5 ± 11.147.5 ± 9.544.0 ± 12.649.4 ± 10.8
Current Smoker (Yes)66 (20.4)255 (13.1)40.8 ± 11.147.1 ± 10.341.1 ± 13.447.6 ± 12.0
Regular Alcohol Consumption (Yes)67 (20.0)1015 (51.0)44.4 ± 9.949.6 ± 8.546.8 ± 11.851.2 ± 9.2
BMI
  < 2541 (14.4)584 (34.4)41.3 ± 11.850.1 ± 8.244.4 ± 12.550.9 ± 9.4
 25–29.980 (28.1)652 (38.4)43.9 ± 11.949.2 ± 8.446.8 ± 12.250.7 ± 9.6
  ≥ 30164 (57.5)463 (27.3)39.510.345.4 ± 10.444.3 ± 12.648.6 ± 10.9
Physical Activity
 No45 (13.9)163 (8.4)34.0 ± 12.242.4 ± 13.037.7 ± 1446.2 ± 13.2
 Once a week20 (6.2)86 (4.4)43.4 ± 11.148.4 ± 8.243.9 ± 12.148.9 ± 10.2
  ≥ 2 times per week260 (80.0)1699 (87.2)41.8 ± 10.449.0 ± 8.546.4 ± 11.750.7 ± 9.5
Medical Conditions
 None75 (22.3)679 (33.9)47.2 ± 8.852.3 ± 6.048.8 ± 10.652.8 ± 8.3
 196 (28.6)737 (36.8)43.1 ± 9.448.4 ± 8.649.0 ± 10.150.4 ± 9.7
  ≥ 2165 (49.1)586 (29.3)36.5 ± 11.043.8 ± 10.740.8 ± 13.046.9 ± 11.2
Hypertension (Yes)231 (70.9)739 (37.1)39.3 ± 10.946.4 ± 9.843.8 ± 12.748.8 ± 10.5
Sight Problem (Yes)58 (18.3)197 (9.9)38.1 ± 9.445.6 ± 9.641.6 ± 12.846.9 ± 11.7
Hearing Problem (Yes)35 (10.4)451 (22.6)40.4 ± 10.446.8 ± 9.742.9 ± 12.248.8 ± 10.9
Sleep Problem (Yes)35 (10.4)105 (5.2)37.4 ± 10.943.6 ± 11.136.1 ± 13.544.0 ± 13.0