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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of type 2 diabetic patients at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2016, (n = 401)

From: Dietary practice and associated factors among type 2 diabetic patients in Felege Hiwot Regional Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percentage (%)
Sex
 Female 209 52.1
 Male 192 47.9
Age in year
 40–60 289 72.1
 > 60 112 27.9
Religion
 Orthodox 351 87.5
 Muslim 50 12.5
Ethnicity
 Amhara 382 95.3
 Agew 13 3.2
 Tigre 6 1.5
Educational status
 Have no formal education 255 63.6
 Primary education 48 12.0
 Secondary education 44 11.0
 Above secondary education 54 13.4
Occupational status
 Housewife 111 27.7
 Farmer 79 19.7
 Retired 73 18.2
 Government employee 67 16.7
 Merchant 44 11.0
 Daily laborer 27 6.7
Marital status
 Married 292 72.8
 Widowed 40 10.0
 Single 37 9.2
 Divorced 32 8.0
Residence
 Urban 294 73.3
 Rural 107 26.7