Table 2

Patterns of psychological distress among people with and without diabetes

Psychological distress levelN with diabetes/totalPrevalence in those with diabetes (%)Prevalence in those without diabetes (%)
Low psychological distress13 946/181 05270.4 (69.8 to 71.1)77.1 (77.0 to 77.3)
Moderate psychological distress3518/37 38617.8 (17.2 to 18.3)15.6 (15.5 to 15.8)
High psychological distress1533/12 7947.7 (7.4 to 8.1)5.2 (5.1 to 5.3)
Severe psychological distress806/52094.1 (3.8 to 4.4)2.0 (2.0 to 2.1)
  • K10 scores for psychological distress were grouped as low (10 to <16), moderate (16 to <22), high (22 to <30) and severe psychological distress (30 to 50).

  • 95% CIs are based on Fisher’s exact method.