Table 1

Characteristics of the study population.

Variable


Age (yr)*

48 (19-65)

Duration of DM *

10 (3-21)

Treatment (n)

Oral agents

13

Insulin

8

Combination with insulin

0

Number of years spent in school*

10 (6-17)

Educational level (n)

Primary

5

Secondary

10

Upper secondary (College)

4

University >2 years

2

Current working conditions (n)

Gainfully employed

9

Unemployed

8

Pensioners

3

Students

1

Family circumstances (n)

Married

13

Single

3

Divorced

2

Widowed

3

Complications related to DM (n)

Eyes

10

Feet/lower extremity

6

Kidney

1

Hypertension

2

No complications

2


* Median (range).

Hjelm and Mufunda BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:7   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-7

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