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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

VariableFrequencyPercent
Age category
 21–409825.39
 41–6017144.30
 60+11730.31
Sex
 Male15539.24
 Female24060.76
Race
 African30076.34
 Non-African9323.66
Marital status
 Single13635%
 Married16241%
 Divorced369%
 Widowed5213%
 Co-habiting72%
Children
 Yes33785.97
 No5514.03
Education
 Primary6516.75
 Secondary25565.72
 Tertiary6817.53
Employment status
 Unemployed18449%
 Formal10729%
 Informal308%
 Student82%
 Retired4412%
Household size
 1–424963.68
 5+14236.32
  1. Std.dev Standard Deviation