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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of diabetic patients (N = 396)

From: Inequalities and factors associated with adherence to diabetes self-care practices amongst patients at two public hospitals in Gauteng, South Africa

Variable Frequency Percent
Age category
 21–40 98 25.39
 41–60 171 44.30
 60+ 117 30.31
Sex
 Male 155 39.24
 Female 240 60.76
Race
 African 300 76.34
 Non-African 93 23.66
Marital status
 Single 136 35%
 Married 162 41%
 Divorced 36 9%
 Widowed 52 13%
 Co-habiting 7 2%
Children
 Yes 337 85.97
 No 55 14.03
Education
 Primary 65 16.75
 Secondary 255 65.72
 Tertiary 68 17.53
Employment status
 Unemployed 184 49%
 Formal 107 29%
 Informal 30 8%
 Student 8 2%
 Retired 44 12%
Household size
 1–4 249 63.68
 5+ 142 36.32
  1. Std.dev Standard Deviation