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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of type 2 adult DM patients at Addis Zemen District Hospital, Gondar, Ethiopia, (N = 402)

From: Awareness of complications of diabetes mellitus and its associated factors among type 2 diabetic patients at Addis Zemen District Hospital, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 177 44.0
 Female 225 56.0
Age
 18–30 134 33.3
 31–45 118 29.4
 46–70 150 37.3
Level of education
 Cannot write and read 110 27.4
 Read and write 124 30.8
 Primary 77 19.2
 High school and above 91 22.6
Marital status
 Married 202 50.2
 Divorced 37 9.2
 Widowed 49 12.2
 Single 114 28.4
Occupation
 Farmer 85 21.1
 Government worker 46 11.4
 Merchant 104 25.9
 Housewife 77 19.2
 NGO worker 90 22.4
Religion
 Orthodox 304 75.6
 Muslim 68 16.9
 Protestant 30 7.5
Ethnicity
 Amhara 348 86.6
 Kimant 35 8.7
 Tigrie 19 4.7
Residence
 Rural 159 39.6
 Urban 243 60.4
Duration of DM
 (1–5) 270 67.2
 (6–10) 93 23.1
 > 10 39 9.7
Type of medication they use
 Oral 133 33.1
 Injectable 218 54.2
 Both 51 12.7
Family history of DM
 Yes 118 29.4
 No 284 70.6
Income
 < 500 156 38.8
 500–1500 68 16.9
 1501–2500 86 21.4
 > 2500 92 22.9
Have you been informed about complications of diabetes?
 Yes 301 74.9
 No 101 25.1
Where did you get information about DM complications?
 Health worker 253 62.9
 Friend/parent 27 6.7
 TV/radio 19 4.7
 Othera 2 0.5
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