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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of diabetic patients, JUSH diabetic clinic, 1 May 31 July, 2012

From: Assessment of glycemic control using glycated hemoglobin among diabetic patients in Jimma University specialized hospital, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age in years
 15–30 24 16.2
 >30 up to 45 34 22.9
 >45 up to 60 65 43.9
 >60 up to 75 18 12.2
 >75 up to 90 7 4.7
Sex
 Male 87 58.8
 Female 61 41.2
Residence   
 Urban 92 62.2
 Rural 56 37.8
Marital status   
 Single 16 10.8
 Married 123 83.1
 Divorced 2 1.4
 Widowed 7 4.7
Ethnicity
 Oromo 95 64.2
 Amhara 21 14.2
 Tigre 2 1.4
 Kafa 5 3.4
 Others 25 16.9
Religion   
 Muslim 85 57.4
 Orthodox 51 34.5
 Protestant 10 6.8
 Catholic 2 1.4
Educational status   
 Illiterate 46 31.1
 Grade 1–8 67 45.3
 Grade 9–12 22 14.9
 Diploma and Above 13 8.8
Duration of diabetes
 <1 year 11 7.4
 1–5 years 77 52.0
 >5 up to 10 years 39 26.4
 >10 up to 15 years 15 10.1
 >15 up to 20 years 3 2.0
 >20 years 3 2.0
Body mass index in kg/m2
 <18.5 or underweight 23 15.5
 18.5–24.9 or healthy weight 82 55.4
 >24.9–30 or overweight 36 24.3
 >30 or obese 7 4.7
Current treatment
 Injectables 75 50.7
 Oral 68 45.9
 Combination of both 5 3.4