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Table 1 Demographic Data of Participants

From: Diabetic foot care: knowledge and practice

CharacteristicsGenderTotal (N = 375)
Female (n = 212)Male (n = 163)
Age, yrs. (mean ± SD)54.62 ± 12.4856.40 ± 13.3155.4 ± 12.9
Education
 Illiterate80 (37.7)17 (10.4)97 (25.9)
 Read and write5 (2.3)15 (9.2)20 (5.3)
 Primary85 (40)72 (44.7)157 (41.9)
 Diploma29 (13.6)33 (20.2)62 (16.5)
 University16 (7.5)23 (14.1)39 (10.4)
Marital status
 Single200 (94.3)143 (87.7)30 (8)
 Married10 (4.7)20 (8)343 (91.4)
 Divorced1 (0.5)0 (0)1 (0.2)
 Widowed1 (0.5)0 (0)1 (0.2)
Occupation
 Civil servant9 (4.2)16 (9.8)25 (6.7)
 Self-employed/business5 (2.3)37 (22.6)42 (11.2)
 House wife166 (78.3)0 (0)166 (44.3)
 Student7 (3.3)6 (3.6)13 (3.5)
 Farmer17 (8)33 (20.2)50 (13.3)
 Retired8 (3.7)71 (43.5)79 (21.1)
Place of residence
 Urban135 (63.7)98 (60.1)233 (62.1)
 Rural77 (36.3)65 (39.9)142 (37.9)
Duration of diabetes (yrs.)
  < 10116 (54.7)87 (53.4)203 (54.1)
  > =1096 (45.3)76 (46.6)172 (45.8)
Diabetic foot ulcer
 Yes36 (17)51 (31.3)87 (23.2)
 No176 (83)112 (68.7)288 (76.8)
History of amputation
 Yes23 (10.8)37 (22.7)60 (16)
 No189 (89.2)126 (77.3)315 (84)
History of hospitalization
 Yes31 (14.6)45 (27.6)76 (20.2)
 No181 (85.4)118 (72.4)299 (79.7)
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 Underweight3 (1.4)4 (2.5)7 (1.9)
 Healthy weight51 (22.1)62 (38)113 (30.1)
 Overweight92 (43.5)80 (49.1)172 (45.9)
 Obesity66 (31.1)17 (10.4)83 (22.1)
Complications(> = 2)
 Yes10 (4.71)30 (18.4)40 (10.6)
 No202 (95.2)133 (81.5)335 (89.3)
Family history of diabetes
 Yes20 (14.8)40 (24.5)60 (16)
 No192 (90.5)123 (75.4)315 (84)
Current smoker
 Yes15 (7.07)89 (54.6)104 (27.7)
 No197 (92.9)74 (45.3)271 (72.2)