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Table 1 Patients’ mean age and area-level characteristics in different area classes

From: Do the classification of areas and distance matter to the assessment results of achieving the treatment targets among type 2 diabetes patients?

Area classes Patients’ mean age Mean age by area Educated (%) by areaª Unemployed (%) by area Median income (thousands/€) by area
Inner urban area 71.7 43.6 76.6 5.9 16.854
Outer urban area 65.7 39.1 76.3 8.2 18.398
Peri-urban area 64.9 36.0 79.3 5.0 22.740
Local centers in rural areas 69.9 48.2 60.6 7.5 15.817
Rural areas close to urban areas 67.8 40.7 70.8 6.3 18.299
Rural heartland areas 68.2 47.0 60.5 6.9 15.265
Sparsely populated rural areas 67.4 48.4 56.4 7.2 14.936
Population center = urban 68.7 44.3 67.1 7.0 16.941
Outside population center = rural 66.1 45.9 61.6 7.0 15.861
  1. ªAt least high school graduate or vocational training