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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population, N [% (95% CI)], N = 76

From: Predictors of glucose control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: results of a cross-sectional study in Cameroon

Variables N Frequency Mean (95% CI)
% (95% CI)
Age 15.1 (14.4–15.8)
 First tertile (4–14 years) 25 32.9 (23.4–44.1)   
 Second tertile (15–16 years) 25 32.9 (23.4–44.1)   
 Third tertile (>16 years) 26 34.2 (24.5–45.4)   
Gender
 Male 35 46.1 (35.3–57.2)   
 Female 41 53.9 (42.8–64.7)   
Body mass index (BMI) (kg/m2) 23.3 (22.1–24.5)
 Underweight (<18.5) 6 7.9 (3.7–16.2)   
 Normal (18.5–25.0) 52 68.4 (53.7–77.8)   
 Overweight + obese (>25) 18 23.7 (15.5–34.4)   
Family structure
 Both parents living together 46 60.5 (49.3–70.8)   
 Single parent 17 22.4 (14.5–32.9)   
 Not living with parents 8 10.5 (5.4–19.4)   
 Orphan 5 6.6 (2.8–14.5)   
Primary caregiver
 Mother 45 59.2 (48.0–69.6)   
 Father 10 13.2 (7.3–22.6)   
 Sibling 9 11.8 (6.4–21.0)   
 Other 12 15.8 (9.3–25.6)   
Duration of diabetes (years) 3.8 (3.1–4.5)
 <2 20 26.3 (17.7–37.2)   
 2–5 37 48.7 (37.8–59.7)   
 >5 19 25.0 (23.4–44.1)   
Insulin regimen
 2 daily injection 31 40.8 (30.4–52.0)   
 Multiple daily injection 45 59.2 (48.0–69.6)   
Degree of urbanization
 Urban 30 39.5 (29.3–50.7)   
 Rural 46 60.5 (49.3–70.8)   
Socioeconomic status
 Low 53 69.7 (58.7–78.9)   
 Middle 9 11.8 (6.4–21.0)   
 High 14 18.4 (11.3–28.6)   
  1. CI confidence interval