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Table 2 Magnitude of overweight by socio-demographic characteristics among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at Mekelle public hospitals, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2018

From: Magnitude of overweight and associated factors among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at Mekelle public hospitals, Tigray, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariableCategoryOverweight
NoYes
Number (%)Number (%)
SexMale122 (56.5)76 (51)
Female94 (43.5)73 (49)
Age category25–3421 (9.7)9 (6)
35–4461 (28.2)10 (6.7)
45–5483 (38.4)50 (33.6)
Above 5551 (23.6)80 (53.7)
Marital statusSingle8 (3.7)4 (2.7)
Married171 (79.2)120 (80.5)
Divorced17 (7.9)8 (5.4)
Widowed20 (9.3)17 (11.4)
ReligionOrthodox186 (86.1)84 (56.4)
Muslim25 (11.6)53 (35.6)
Others5 (2.3)12 (8)
EthnicityTigray208 (96.3)146 (98%)
Amhara8 (3.7)3 (2)
Educational statusCan’t read and write52 (24.1)22 (14.8)
Non formal education1 (0.5)0 (0.0)
Primary school56 (26)38 (25.5)
Secondary school42 (19.4)30 (20.1)
Diploma and above66 (30.6)59 (39.6)
Occupational statusHousewife48 (22.2)39 (26.2)
Government employee86 (39.8)41 (27.5)
Merchant34 (15.7)49 (32.9)
Farmer35 (16.2)5 (3.4)
retried5 (2.3)13 (8.7)
Other8 (3.7)2 (1.3)
Residential areaRural66 (30.6)11 (7.4)
Urban150 (69.4)138 (92.6)