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Table 1 Characteristics of the study respondents

From: Awareness regarding risk factors of type 2 diabetes among individuals attending a tertiary-care hospital in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Variables Descriptive measure
Age, years, mean ± SD 41.86 ± 10.03
Monthly Income , $, median (range) 142.86 (28.57-3571)
BMI, kg/m2, mean ± SD 24.40 ± 3.82
Knowledge score, mean ± SD 5.64 ± 2.45
Attitude score, mean ± SD 22.92 ± 2.93
Gender  
  Male 176 (44%)
  Female 224 (56%)
Education  
  Illiterate 84 (21%)
  Primary to 8th grade 71 (18%)
  Secondary-higher secondary 168 (42%)
  Graduate & above 77 (19%)
Occupation  
  Service 101 (25.3%)
  Business 69 (17.3%)
  Housewife 201 (50.3%)
  Unemployed 27 (7.3%)
Family history of diabetes  
  Have family history 205 (51%)
  No family history 195 (48%)
Acquisition of information regarding diabetes  
  Received information 352 (88%)
  Not received information 48 (12%)
BMI (kg/m 2 )  
  Underweight (<18.5) 13 (3.3%)
  Normal (18.5-22.9) 135 (33.8%)
  Overweight (23–27.5) 175 (43.8%)
  Obese (>27.5) 77 (19.3%)
  1. BMI = Body Mass Index.
  2. Descriptive measures are expressed as number (%), mean ± SD and median (range).