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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients with type 2 diabetes in eastern Sudan (n = 339)

From: Assessment of glycemic control in type 2 diabetes in the Eastern Sudan

Variable Value Percentage
Age (years)a 54.8 12.8
Male sex 102 30.1
Education ≤ secondary level 259 76.4
Married 305 90.0
Employed 150 44.2
Duration of diabetes (years)b 5.8 3.0–10.0
Presence of comorbidity 126 37.2
Smoking/ex-smoking 13 3.9
Alcohol intake 3 0.9
Add sugar to the food 300 88.5
Oral glucose control agents 243 71.7
Insulin 75 22.1
Oral hypoglycemic and insulin 21 6.2
Measuring blood sugar at home 31 9.1
Body mass index (kg/m2)b 26.4 23.6–29.6
Fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) 149.0 120.0–192.0
Hemoglobin A1c (%) 8.6 6.9–9.9
Cholesterol (mg/dl)b 165.8 134.0–190.0
Triglycerides (mg/dl)b 127.0 90.0–160.0
  1. aMean (SD)
  2. bMedian (interquartile range)