Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of DM patients attending fenote Selam Hospital, West Gojam, Northwest Ethiopia, 2012
Variable (N = 384) Total frequency Percent (%)
Age groups
7-30 124 32.3
31-45 103 26.8
46-60 113 29.4
>60 44 11.8
Sex
Male 236 61.5
Female 148 38.5
Place of residence
Urban 218 56.8
Rural 166 43.2
Educational status
Illiterates 123 32.0
Able to read & write 41 10.7
Primary educ. (1–8) 123 32.0
Secondary (9–10) 39 10.2
Preparatory(11–12) 32 8.3
College and above- 26 6.8
Marital status
Single 94 24.5
Married 226 58.9
Divorced 18 4.7
Widowed 46 12.0
Occupation
Students 48 12.5
Farmers 138 35.9
G. Employee 66 17.2
Merchants 34 6.9
Housewife 31 8.1
Others 67 17.4
Religion
Orthodox 347 90.4
Others 37 9.6

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