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Table 1 Background data on persons without and with known diabetes mellitus (DM) (type 1, type 2, type 2, LADA, and other types/unclassified)

From: The association between diabetes mellitus, glucose, and chronic musculoskeletal complaints. Results from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study

Variables No DM All DM types Classical
Type 1 DM
Type 2 DM LADA Other types/unclassified DM Not DM, but glucose ≥ 11.1
n 62,626 1940 122 1120 127 571 216
Gender, female (%) 53.2 51.7 41.0 50.5 46.5 57.4 37.5
Mean age 48.4 64.4 47.5 67.1 67.4 63.1 61.6
Years of education ≥ 13 (%) 19.3 9.1 19.7 6.5 11.0 10.3 12.0
Mean BMI 26.3 29.0 26.1 29.6 28.5 28.6 29.5
Current smoking (%) 28.9 17.5 24.6 15.4 9.4 21.9 26.9
High physical activity* (%) 16.1 7.8 13.9 7.2 11.0 6.8 4.6
Alcohol abstainers (%) 12.2 30.8 13.7 32.0 36.1 31.0 17.2
Previous myocardial infarction 3.0 12.7 5.7 13.5 12.0 12.9 5.6
Mean systolic blood pressure 137 154 140 156 154 153 156
  1. * High physical activity level = ≥ 3 hours/week with hard physical activity