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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Glycemic control and correlates in a group of sub Saharan type 1 diabetes adolescents

Patients characteristics Frequency Percentage
Age (years)
 6–12 10 10.5
 13–19 85 89.5
Sex
 Male 50 52.6
 Female 45 47.4
Study level of the child
 None/primary school 30 31.5
 Secondary school 60 63.2
 University 5 5.3
Hypoglycemia during last 12 months
 Yes 30 31.5
 No 65 68.5
Number of hypoglycemia episodes
 < 5 24 68.6
 > 5 11 31.4
Children surroundings
 Living with one parent 19 20
 Living with both parents 51 53.7
 Not living with parents parents 25 26.3
Diabetes duration (years)
 < 2 22 24.5
 [2–4] 33 36.2
 [4–7] 23 21.3
 7 + 17 18.1
Number of insulin injection
 2 injections/day 30 31.9
 3 injections/day 63 66.3
 > 3 injections/day 2 2.1
Frequency of daily glucose control
 < 2 8 8.6
 2–3 48 51.6
 > 3 37 39.8
Diet counselling
 Yes 75 78.9
 No 20 21.1
Mean glycated hemoglobin per age range/per sex
 Age range
  6–12 90.51 ± 3.84  
  13–19 9.28 ± 4.58  
 Sex
  Male 9.41 ± 4.2  
  Female 9.19 ± 4.84  
Glycemic control per age range/per sex
 Good 31 67.4
 Poor 64 32.6