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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of diabetic patients at Debre Markos referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia 2017(n = 394)

From: Self-reported hypoglycemia in adult diabetic patients in East Gojjam, Northwest Ethiopia: institution based cross-sectional study

Variable Characteristics Number (%)
Sex Male 228 (57.9)
Female 166 (42.1)
Age group 18–24 70 (17.8)
25–34 63 (16)
35–44 69 (17.5)
45–54 91 (23.1)
55–64 59 (15.0)
≥65 42 (10.7)
Religion Orthodox Christian 385 (97.7)
Muslim 9 (2.3)
Marital status Single 90 (22.8)
Married 252 (64)
Divorced 28 (7.1)
Widowed 24 (6.1)
Residence Urban 258 (65.5)
Rural 136 (34.5)
Occupation Farmer 91 (23.1)
House wife 64 (16.2)
Merchant 38 (9.6)
Government employee 90 (22.8)
Student 50 (12.7)
Pensioner 23 (5.8)
Unemployed 38 (9.6)
Monthly Income (Ethiopian Birr) ≤400 55 (14)
401–700 55 (14)
701–999 24 (6.1)
≥1000 260 (66)
Smoking Smoker 2 (0.5)
Ex-smoker 17 (4.3)
Non-smoker 375 (95.2)
BMI Underweight 45 (11.4)
Normal 246 (62.4)
Over weight 75 (19)
Obese 28 (7.1)
Member of Ethiopian Diabetic association Yes 26 (6.6)
No 368 (93.4)