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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents

From: Illness perception, diabetes knowledge and self-care practices among type-2 diabetes patients: a cross-sectional study

Sample characteristics N %
Gender
 Male 45 28.1
 Female 115 71.9
Age of respondents (yrs.) (Mean = 60.39, SD = 12.04)
 30–40 12 7.5
 41–50 22 13.8
 51–60 38 23.7
 61–70 46 28.8
 71 and above 42 26.2
Marital status
 Single 8 5.0
 Married 63 39.4
 Divorced 16 10.0
 Separated 27 16.9
 Widowed 46 28.7
Level of education
 No formal education 15 9.3
 Primary 28 17.5
 Junior secondary 58 36.3
 Senior high 37 23.1
 Tertiary 22 13.8
Religion
 Christianity 140 87.5
 Islam 12 7.5
 African Traditional Religion (ATR) 2 1.3
 Others 6 3.7
Duration of diabetes (years) (Mean = 9.96, SD = 7.25)
 1–5 54 33.8
 6–10 41 25.6
 11–15 33 20.6
 16 years and above 32 20.0
  1. N Number, SD standard deviation