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Table 1 Associations between having DM family member and socio-demographic characteristic of study participants

From: Knowledge and practice on prevention of diabetes mellitus among Diabetes mellitus family members, in suburban cities in Ethiopia

Variable Category Have DM family member P value*
Yes (%) No (%)
Sex Male 96 (60.8) 138 (73.0) 0.015
Female 62 (39.2) 51 (27.0)  
Age (years) 18–25 65 (41.1) 40 (21.2) 0.001
26–35 56 (35.4) 68 (36.0)  
36–45 17 (10.8) 34 (18.0)  
46–55 14 (8.9) 1 (9.5)  
≥ 56 6 (3.8) 29 (15.3)  
Marital status Single 82 (51.9) 53 (28.0) 0.001
Married 66 (41.8) 110 (58.2)  
Divorced/widow 10 (6.3) 26 (13.8)  
Educational status Illiterate 13 (8.4) 30 (16.2) 0.001
Grades 1–6 17 (11.0) 46 (24.9)  
Grades 7–12 94 (60.6) 82 (44.3)  
Higher education 31 (20.0) 27 (14.6)  
Job Student 39 (24.7) 10 (5.3) 0.001
Governmental 22 (13.9) 20 (10.6)  
Private 46 (29.1) 82 (43.4)  
House wife 13 (8.2) 28 (14.8)  
Unemployed/other 38 (24.1) 49 (25.9)  
Address Kemisse 82 (51.9) 89 (47.1) 0.372
Kombolcha 76 (48.1) 100 (52.9)  
  1. * P value was calculated using Chi squared test