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Table 1 General characteristics of the respondents (n = 318)

From: Diabetes knowledge and utilization of healthcare services among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Variable Category Male (n = 134) 42% Female (n = 184) 58% Total (n = 318) (100%)
Study site BIHS 122 (44.0) 158 (56.0) 280 (88.0)
DMCH 12 (32.0) 26 (68.0) 38 (12.0)
Age 30-39 14 (37.0) 24 (63.0) 38 (12.0)
40-49 21 (27.0) 58 (73.0) 79 (25.0)
50-59 42 (42.0) 58 (58.0) 100 (31.0)
≥60 57 (56.0) 44 (44.0) 101 (32.0)
Marital status Never married 4 (57.0) 3 (43.0) 7 (2.2)
Married 130 (43.0) 173 (57.0) 303 (95.3)
Others 0 (0.0) 8 (100.0) 8 (2.5)
Religion Islam 130 (42.0) 182 (58.0) 312 (98.0)
Hindu 4 (67.0) 2 (33.0) 6 (2.0)
Education No formal education 8 (21.0) 30 (79.0) 38 (12.0)
Primary education 25 (24.0) 78 (76.0) 103 (32.0)
Secondary education 47 (44.0) 61 (56.0) 108 (34.0)
College and above 54 (78.0) 15 (22.0) 69 (22.0)
Occupation Service 52 (96.0) 2 (4.0) 54 (17.0)
Business 32 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 32 (10.0)
Laborer 5 (71.0) 2 (29.0) 7 (2.0)
Farming 4 (80.0) 1 (20.0) 5 (2.0)
Housewife 0 (0.0) 176 (100.0) 176 (55.0)
Retired 38 (93.0) 3 (7.0) 41 (13.8)
Others 3 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.0)
Household member ≤ 4 58 (40.0) 87 (60.0) 145 (46.0)
>4 76 (44.0) 97 (56.0) 173 (54.0)
Monthly family Income (n = 317), BDT <10,000 18 (35.0) 34 (65.0) 52 (16.0)
10,000-29,999 57 (39.0) 89 (61.0) 146 (46.0)
30,000-59,999 41 (49.0) 42 (51.0) 83 (26.0)
Mean = 38,262 60,000-89,999 6 (55.0) 5 (45.0) 11 (3.0)
Median = 25,000 ≥90,000 12 (46.0) 14 (54.0) 26 (8.0)
Monthly family expenditure, BDT <10,000 21 (36.0) 37 (64.0) 58 (18.0)
10,000-29,999 63 (41.0) 92 (59.0) 155 (49.0)
30,000-59,999 38 (48.0) 42 (53.0) 80 (25.0)
Mean = 31,662 60,000-89,999 4 (44.0) 5 (56.0) 9 (3.0)
Median = 25,000 ≥90,000 8 (50.0) 8 (50.0) 16 (5.0)
Residency of patients Urban 97 (41.0) 137 (59.0) 234 (74.0)
Rural 19 (49.0) 20 (51.0) 39 (12.0)
Peri Urban 18 (40.0) 27 (60.0) 45 (14.0)
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