Table 1: Characteristics of the Study Population

Latin Americans (N=9)

Age (yr)1 65 (36-77)

Female 6
Male 3

Time of residence in Sweden (yr) 1 17 (6-30)

Reason for immigration to Sweden
Refugee 7
Refugee with family ties 2

Duration of DM (yr) 1 7 (3-30)

Diagnosis of DM in Sweden (n) 7

Treatment of DM (n)
Diet 1
Oral agents 3
Insulin 2
Combination with insulin 3

Self-reported complications related to DM (n)
Eye 4
Kidney 1
Heart 5
Lower extremity 1

Educational level
<9 year 4
Upper secondary school (9-12 yrs) 2
University <2 yrs 2
University >2 yrs 1

Students (n) 1

Work (part/full-time) (n) 2

Early retirement pensioners (n) 2

Old-age pensioners (n) 4

Family circumstances
Married 2
Widow 3
Divorced 4

1 Values are medians (range).