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Table 1 Demographics and patients’ characteristics (n = 261)

From: Glycemic control of adult patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in Arabian Gulf Countries; PREDICT

Characteristic
Mean age (SD) – years 31.6 (9.4)
 Range 18–64
Mean duration of diabetes (SD) – years 14.6 (9.0)
Countries – count (%)
 Kuwait 99 (37.9)
 UAE 77 (29.5)
 Bahrain 67 (25.7)
 Oman 18 (6.9)
Sex – count (%)
 Male 138 (52.9)
 Female 123 (47.1)
Marital Status – count (%)
 Single 119 (45.9)
 Married 137 (52.9)
 Divorced/Widow 3 (1.2)
 Missing 2 (0.8)
Education – count (%)
 None/Illiterate 1 (0.4)
 Basic/Primary 10 (3.9)
 Secondary 73 (28.6)
 Graduate/Post-graduate 171 (67.1)
 Missing 6 (2.3)
Residence – count (%)
 Rural 10 (3.8)
 Urban 251 (96.2)
Employment – count (%)
 Full time 151 (57.9)
 Part time 4 (1.5)
 Unemployed 59 (22.6)
 Retired 4 (1.5)
 Unknown 43 (16.5)
Health Insurance – count (%)
 Present 199 (76.2)
  Public Health Insurance 114 (43.7)
  Private Health Insurance 70 (26.8)
  Public & Private Health Insurance 15 (5.7)
 Absent 62 (23.8)
Mean Height (SD) – cm 165.43 (9.9)
 Males 173 (10.9)
 Females 158 (8.7)
Mean Weight (SD) – Kg 71.69 (15.5)
 Males 76.6 (12.5)
 Females 66.1 (14.7)
Mean BMIa (SD) – Kg/m2 26.2 (5.0)
 Males 25.9 (5.0)
 Females 26.6 (5.5)
BMI Range & Weight Status (n = 256) – count (%)
  < 18.5 (underweight) 7 (2.7)
 18.5–24.9 (normal weight) 108 (42.2)
 25.0–29.9 (overweight) 96 (37.5)
  ≥ 30 (obese) 45 (17.6)
Mean SBPb (SD)– mmHg 121.2 (14.4)
 Males 124.3 (14)
 Females 117.7 (14)
Mean DBPc (SD)– mmHg 73.8 (9.4)
 Males 75.6 (8.9)
 Females 71.91 (9.6)
Glycemic control
 Mean HbA1cd (SD) – % 8.11 (1.8)
  Males 7.9 (1.8)
  Females 8.3 (1.7)
 Mean FBGe (SD) – mmol/L 9.6 (4.5)
  Males 9.6 (4.3)
  Females 9.6 (4.7)
 Mean PPGf (SD) – mmol/L 9.3 (4.5)
  Males 9.6 (4.1)
  Females 8.8 (5)
Smoking Status – no. (%)
 Never Smoker 211 (85)
 Former Smoker 8 (3.1)
 Current Smoker 31 (11.9)
 Missing 1 (0.4)
Classes of Concomitant Medications – count (%)
 Antihypertensives 34 (13)
 Antiplatelet Agents 12 (4.6)
 Anticoagulants 1 (0.4)
 Lipid Lowering Agents 65 (24.9)
 Anticonvulsants 4 (1.5)
 Thyroid medications 27 (10.3)
 Vitamins / Multivitamins 45 (17.2)
 Others 13 (5)
  1. a BMI Body Mass Index, b SBP Systolic Blood Pressure, c DBP Diastolic Blood Pressure, d HbA1c Glycated hemoglobin, e FBG Fasting Blood Glucose, f PPG Postprandial Glucose