Table 1

Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the study subjects (n = 888)
Variables Number Percentage
Age (Mean ± SD) 39 ± 7
15-24 yrs 35 3.9
25-34 yrs 181 20.4
35-44 yrs 388 43.7
45-49 yrs 284 32.0
Occupation
Service 27 3.0
Housewife 843 94.9
Others 18 2.1
Education
Illiterate 256 29
Primary 378 43
Secondary up to HSC 204 23
Graduate and above 50 5
Socio-Economic status
Low income (<5360) 152 17
Lower middle income (5361–21270) 511 58
Upper middle income (21271–65761) 195 22
High income (>65762) 30 3
Duration of diabetes (in years) (Mean ± SD) 4.9 ± 4.3
<5 years 616 67
6-10 years 205 22
11+ years 99 11
Management of diabetes
Diet/Exercise 367 41.3
OHA 198 22.3
Insulin 231 26.0
Combination (Insulin + OHA) 92 10.4

Results are expressed as number (percentage) and mean ± SD.

Akter et al.

Akter et al. BMC Research Notes 2014 7:513   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-513

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