Table 1

Characteristics of the studied population.

Variable

Female

N = 16

Male

N = 8


Age (year)1

53 (25-70)

46 (35-67)

Duration of DM (year)1

5 (3-13)

6 (2-15)

Treatment (n)

Diet

0

7

Oral agents

12

1

Insulin

4

0

Marital status (n)

Married/cohabitant

14

6

Widow/er

2

0

Single

0

2

Educational level (n)

Illiterate

1

1

Primary school

4

3

Secondary school

1

1

Tertiary level/college

8

3

University > 2 years

1

0

Socio-economic position (n)

Low

10

5

Middle

5

3

High

1

0

Employment status (n)

Gainfully employed

6

3

Retired

2

1

Unemployed

8

4

Self-reported complications related to diabetes (n)

Eyes

10

5

Heart

8

5

Kidney

3

0

Feet/Lower extremity

7

4

Per vaginal itching

1

0

Impotence

0

2


1 Median (range).

Hjelm and Atwine BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:11   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-11

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