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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Energy and nutrient intakes of Sri Lankan patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristics Total (n = 123) Men (n = 43) Women (n = 80)
  N % N % N %
Age group (years)
 30–39 11 8.9 4 9.3 7 8.7
 40–49 23 18.6 7 16.2 16 20
 50–59 43 34.9 12 27.9 31 38.7
 60–69 38 30.8 17 39.5 21 26.2
 >70 8 6.5 3 6.9 5 6.25
Ethnicity
 Sinhala 109 88.6 39 90.7 70 87.5
 Muslim 11 8.9 2 4.6 9 11.2
 Tamil 3 2.4 2 4.6 1 1.25
Educational level
 No schooling 8 6.5 4 9.3 4 5
 Up to 5 years 17 13.8 5 11.6 12 15
 Up to O/L 70 56.9 26 60.4 44 55
 Up to A/L 25 20.3 7 16.2 18 22.5
 Graduate 3 2.4 1 2.3 2 2.5
BMI category
 ≤22.9 36 33.96 16 42.1 20 29.41
 23–24.9 21 19.81 7 18.42 14 23.33
 25–27.5 24 22.64 7 18.42 17 25
 >27.5 25 23.58 8 21.05 17 25