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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of respondents (n = 227)

From: Prevalence of overweight and obesity among type 2 diabetic patients attending diabetes clinics in northern Tanzania

Characteristics n (%)
Age (years)
 ≤ 40 20 (8.8)
 41–60 129 (56.8)
 61–80 74 (32.6)
 81+ 4 (1.8)
Mean ± SD 56 ± 11.9
Gender
 Male 73 (32.2)
 Female 154 (67.8)
Region of residence
 Tanga 91 (40.1)
 Kilimanjaro 77 (33.9)
 Arusha 59 (26.0)
Setting of residence
 Urban 141 (62.1)
 Rural 86 (37.9)
Level education
 No formal education 30 (13.2)
 Primary education 144 (63.4)
 Secondary education and above 53 (23.4)
Source of income
 None 19 (8.0)
 Full time employment 28 (12.4)
 Part-time employment 30 (13.3)
 Self-fund retiree 16 (7.1)
 Pension 22 (9.7)
 Livestock keeping/agriculture 54 (23.9)
 Dependent 58 (25.7)