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Table 1 Frequency distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of respondents among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in ACSH, Tigray, Ethiopia (n = 419)

From: Magnitude of metabolic syndrome and its associated factors among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Tigray, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variable Category No. Percent
Sex Female 211 50.4
Male 208 49.6
Ethnicity of participants Tigray 395 94.3
Amara 24 5.7
Marital status Single 19 4.5
Married 334 79.7
Divorced 24 5.7
Widowed 42 10
Religion Orthodox 348 83.1
Muslim 65 15.5
Protestant 6 1.4
Occupation of participant Farmer 50 11.9
Merchant 110 26.3
G. Employed 115 27.4
Daily laborer 25 6
House wife 78 18.6
P. Employed 41 9.8
Educational status Unable to read and write 131 31.3
Primary school 118 28.2
High school 69 16.5
College and above 101 24.1
Place of residence Urban 361 86.2
Rural 58 13.8
  1. N.B: G. employed: government employed, P. employed: private employed