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Table 1 Demographic and nutrition information related features of type 2 diabetes patients, (n = 421)

From: Eating behavior among persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus in North Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency (%)
Age in years
 26–44 50 (11.9)
 45–64 231 (54.9)
 65+ 140 (33.3)
Residence
 Urban 351 (83.4)
 Rural 70 (16.6)
Ethnicity
 Tigrean 410 (97.4)
 Amhara 6 (1.4)
 Oromo 3 (0.7)
 Afar 2 (0.5)
Religion
 Orthodox Christian 387 (91.9)
 Muslim 21 (5)
 Catholic 9 (2.1)
 Protestant 4 (1)
Marital status
 Single 53 (12.6)
 Married 225 (53.4)
 Widowed 52 (12.4)
 Divorced 91 (21.6)
Wealth quintile
 Poor 141 (33.5)
 Average 140 (33.3)
 Rich 140 (33.3)
Received nutrition education
 Yes 280 (66.6)
 No 143 (34)
Nutrition education provider
 Medical doctor 159 (56.8)
 Nurse 78 (27.9)
 Medical doctor & nurse 39 (13.9)
 Nutritionist 4 (1.5)
Media of nutrition education
 Oral 200/280 (71.4)
 Written 12/280 (4.3)
 Both oral and written 68/280 (24.3)