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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of patient with diabetes mellitus attending diabetic clinic of Zewuditu Memorial Hospital

From: Medication adherence and its associated factors among diabetic patients at Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent
Sex
 Male 67 45.9
 Female 79 54.1
Age
 18–30 25 17.1
 31–40 31 21.2
 41–50 30 20.5
 51–60 34 23.3
 > 60 26 17.8
Religion
 Orthodox 58 29.5
 Muslim 43 39.7
 Protestant 26 17.8
 Catholic 19 13.0
Ethnicity
 Amhara 57 39.0
 Oromo 41 28.1
 Tigre 22 15.1
 Other 26 17.8
Marital status
 Single 23 15.8
 Married 101 69.2
 Divorced 11 7.5
 Widowed 11 7.5
Educational level
 None 34 23.3
 Primary level 51 34.9
 Secondary level 43 29.5
 Tertiary level 18 12.3
Employment
 Unemployment 65 44.5
 Self employed 44 30.1
 Government 18 12.3
 Private 19 13.0
Monthly income in birr
 Low income (< 1000) 77 52.7
 Middle income (1001–2000) 33 22.6
 High income (2001–3000) 26 17.8
 Very high income (> 3000) 10 6.8