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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the SLIMMER study participants included in the cost-effectiveness analysesa

From: Cost-effectiveness of the SLIMMER diabetes prevention intervention in Dutch primary health care: economic evaluation from a randomised controlled trial

 Intervention (n = 145)Control (n = 143)
Sex (n female, %)67 (46%)71 (50%)
Age (years)60.9 ± 6.061.1 ± 6.5
Education levelb (n, %)
 Low77 (53%)76 (53%)
 Middle40 (28%)28 (20%)
 High28 (19%)39 (27%)
Cultural background (n, %)
 Dutch128 (88%)129 (90%)
 Western non-Dutch13 (9%)11 (8%)
 Non-western non-Dutch4 (3%)3 (2%)
Family history of diabetes (n, %)
 No46 (32%)61 (43%)
 First degree70 (48%)65 (45%)
 Second degree29 (20%)17 (12%)
Paid jobc (n, %)67 (46%)68 (48%)
Smoking (n, %)22 (15%)27 (19%)
BMI (kg/m2)d30.3 ± 4.629.9 ± 4.8
Waist circumference (cm)d
 Male109.1 ± 12.2107.8 ± 10.1
 Female101.3 ± 12.999.9 ± 12.6
Fasting glucose (mmol/l)6.6 ± 0.66.5 ± 0.6
2-h glucose (mmol/l)d8.2 ± 2.88.0 ± 2.5
Fasting insulin (pmol/l)89.6 ± 51.784.8 ± 52.2
SF-6D health state0.79 ± 0.120.79 ± 0.10
  1. aData are mean ± SD, or n (%)
  2. bEducation level was based on the highest level of education completed and divided in three categories: low (no, primary or lower secondary school), middle (higher secondary school or intermediate vocational school), and high (higher professional education or university level)
  3. cPaid job includes both full time and part time jobs
  4. dINT n = 144, CON n = 143