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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of DM patient visited to Hawassa university comprehensive specialized hospital emergency unit from 2016 to 2018 (n = 195)

From: Diabetic ketoacidosis among adult patients with diabetes mellitus admitted to emergency unit of Hawassa university comprehensive specialized hospital

Variables Characteristics N %
Age 15–24 28 14.4
25–34 52 26.7
35–44 49 25.1
45–54 22 11.3
 ≥ 55 years 44 22.6
Sex Male 125 64.1
Female 70 35.9
Residence Urban 100 51.3
Rural 95 48.7
Health insurances Insured 11 5.6
Non insured 184 94.4
Referred by Self 119 61
Health center/hospital 76 39
Hypertension Yes 42 21.5%
No 153 78.5%