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Table 2 Characteristics of the sample (N = 225)

From: Analyzing the effects of barriers to and facilitators of medication adherence among patients with cardiometabolic diseases: a structural equation modeling approach

Age M S.D Range
62.30 12.5 20–87
 Missing 3   
Frequencies (n) %
Sex
 Male 130 57.8
 Female 93 41.3
 Missing 2 0.9
Nationality
 German 220 97.8
 Other Nationalities 2 0.9
 Missing 3 1.3
Education
 Grammar or high school 113 50.3
 Secondary school 64 28.4
 Secondary general school 46 20.4
 Other 2 0.9
Marital status
 Single 19 8.5
 Married/living in partnership 184 81.7
 Divorced 8 3.6
 Widowed 13 5.8
 Missing 1 0.4
Indicationa
 Hypertension 151 67.1
 Diabetes mellitus 168 74.7
 Type 1 82 36.4
  2 86 38.3
 Treatment regimen
  Diet/physical exercise 7 3.1
  OAD 21 9.3
  OAD + Insulin 45 20.0
  Insulin 95 42.3
 Hyperlipoproteinemia 57 25.3
 Type Hypercholesterolemia 48 21.4
  Hypertriglyceridemia 7 3.1
  I don´t know 1 0.4
  Missing 1 0.4
 Coronary heart disease 34 15.1
 Heart failure 29 12.9
 Heart attack 20 8.9
 Stroke 13 5.8
 Thyroid diseases 62 27.6
 Depression 34 15.1
 Other 57 25.3
Participation in patient educationa
 Yes 154 68.4
 Indication Hypertension 12 5.3
  Diabetes mellitus 141 62.7
  Hyperlipoproteinemia 6 2.7
  1. M mean, S.D. Standard deviation, OAD Oral antidiabetic drugs
  2. aMultiple responses possible