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Table 1 Frequency distributions of socio-demographic characteristics of T2DM patients on follow up at JUTH, 2014

From: Diabetes related knowledge, self-care behaviours and adherence to medications among diabetic patients in Southwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional survey

Socio-demographic characteristics (n = 309) Categories n (%)
Sex Male 189 (61.8)
Female 120 (38.2)
Age <40 years
40-60 years
> = 60 years
Missing
12 (3.9)
188 (60.8)
87 (28.2)
22 (7.1)
Marital status Married 251 (81.3)
Single 21 (6.8)
Widow/er 37 (11.9)
Ethnicity Oromo 170 (55.0)
Amhara 78 (25.2)
Keficho 21 (6.8)
Gurage 10 (3.2)
Dawero 8 (2.6)
Yem 8 (2.6)
Othera 14 (4.5)
Religion Muslim 144 (46.6)
Orthodox
Protestant
Othersb
138 (44.7)
23 (7.4)
4 (1.3)
Level of education Illiterate
Primary
20 and above
109 (35.3)
112 (36.3)
88 (28.4)
Occupation Employed 72 (23.3)
Unemployed 78 (25.2)
Merchant 29 (9.4)
Farmer 94 (30.4)
Daily labor 36 (11.7)
  1. aTigre, wolayita, bCatholic, Jehovah witness
  2. T2DM type 2 diabetes mellitus, JUTH Jimma University Teaching Hospital