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Table 1 Participant baseline characteristics (N = 57)

From: A pilot study of a Community Health Agent-led type 2 diabetes self-management program using Motivational Interviewing-based approaches in a public primary care center in São Paulo, Brazil

  Baseline
Age, mean years (SD) 62 (10)
Female, n (%) 58%
Years of formal education
 5 years or less 61%
 6 to 13 years 32%
 13 years or more 47%
Health literacy, n (%)
 Needs help reading forms (always or sometimes) 51%
 Needs help writing down blood glucose numbers (always or sometimes) 31%
Self-rated Health, n (%)
 Very good to excellent 0%
 Good 71%
 Poor to Fair 28%
 Duration of diabetes in years, mean (+/− SD) 14 (7.7)
 Hemoglobin A1c, mean (SD) 8.8 (1.4)
 Blood pressure, mean (SD)
 Systolic 141.0 (27.1)
 Diastolic 77.6 (15.1)
 LDL Cholesterol, mean (SD) 109.6 (39.1)
 HDL Cholesterol, mean (SD) 43.7 (11.9)
 Triglycerides, mean (SD) 185.7 (103.2)
 BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD) 30.3 (5.9)
 On insulin, n (%) 37 (65%)
Number of oral anti-hyperglycemic medications, n (%)
 0 8 (14%)
 1 21 (37%)
 2 or 3 28 (49%)
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