Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients reported hypoglycaemia (n=182), and for the subcohort (n=94) used in the secondary analysis

DemographicsAll subjects with reported hypoglycaemia n=182Subjects with glucose measurement below 70 mg/dL n=94
Age (years±SD)59.9±9.959.2±10.1
Gender
 Male76 (41.8)37 (39.4)
 Female106 (58.2)57 (60.6)
Marital status
 Married158 (86.6)80 (85.1)
 Divorced20 (11.0)11 (11.7)
 Single4 (2.2)3 (3.2)
Smoking status
 Non-smoker134 (73.6)70 (74.5)
 Ex-smoker18 (9.9)7 (7.4)
 Smoker30 (16.5)17 (18.1)
BMI
 Mean BMI±SD31.7±6.231.4±5.8
Duration of diabetes mellitus (years±SD)11.3±7.2†11.5±7.2
Family history of diabetes30 (16.5)17 (18.1)
Employment status
 Employed49 (27.2)‡24 (25.5)
 Unemployed or retired131 (72.8)70 (74.5)
Monthly income (JOD)*, median (IQR)400 (220)380 (220)
Insured patients178 (97.8)93 (98.9)
Patients on proper diet106 (58.2)65 (69.1)
Patients performing 30 min exercise daily9 (5.4)§6 (6.9)**
Patients compliant with therapy174 (95.6)89 (94.7)
Glucose level at the time of the event (mg/dL)60.5±14.7¶55.6±14.7
  • Data are numbers (%) of subjects unless otherwise stated.

  • *n=180 patients.

  • †n=180 patients.

  • ‡n=180 patients.

  • §n=166 patients.

  • ¶n=114 patients.

  • **n=87 patients.

  • BMI, body mass index; JOD, Jordanian dinar.