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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Prevalence of diabetes among homeless and slum dwellers in Accra, Ghana: a survey study

Gender Male n (%) Female n (%) Total (%)
  59 (45.4) 71 (54.6) 130 (100)
Age (years)
 20–29 15 27 42 (32.3)
 30–39 20 29 49 (37.7)
 40–49 14 11 25 (19.2)
 50–59 6 3 9 (6.9)
 60–69 3 1 4 (3.1)
 > 70 1 0 1 (0.8)
BMI classification
 Underweight 1 3 4 (3.1)
 Normal weight 30 19 49 (37.7)
 Overweight 15 28 43(33.1)
 Obese 13 21 34 (26.1)
Duration of homelessness (years)
 ≤ 1 9 28 37 (28.5)
 2 23 29 52 (40.0)
 3 15 10 25 (19.2)
 4 5 2 7 (5.4)
 ≥ 5 7 2 9(6.9)
Alcohol consumption
 Yes 3 1 4 (3.1)
 No 56 70 126 (96.9)
Smoking
 Yes 1 0 1 (0.8)
 No 58 71 129 (99.2)
Education level
 No education 20 32 52 (40.0)
 Primary 17 14 31 (23.8)
 Middle/JHS 18 14 32 (24.6)
 Voc/Tech/SHS/O’/A’ Level 4 11 15 (11.5)