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Table 1 Characteristics of the survey population

From: Is telemonitoring an option against shortage of physicians in rural regions? attitude towards telemedical devices in the North Rhine-Westphalian health survey, Germany

characteristics number (n) SD, range
mean age * 1999 48.8 (17.03, 18-93)
   in percent (%)
females 1011 50.4
lives with family/partner 1555 77.8
school leaving certificate
- Abitur (German:qualification for university)
658 32.8
ISCED**   
- low education (ISCED 1-2) 135 6.8
- medium education (ISCED3A, 3B, 4A) 1223 61.2
- high education (ISCED 5,6) 489 24.5
- still student/trainee 149 7.5
migration background 445 22.2
self-rated health status "good" to "very good" 1508 75.2
diagnosed with diabetes 40 2.0
diagnosed with hypertension 512 25.5
diagnosed with both, diabetes and hypertension 86 4.3
  1. * age is unknown for 7 participants, SD = standard deviation** education according to ISCED-1997: International Standard Classification of Education 1997 [19]