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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants (n = 21)

From: A qualitative study to explore the perception and behavior of patients towards diabetes management with physical disability

Characteristics N %
Age (mean ± SD) = 45.89 ± 7.51 years
 Range
  18–30 2 9.5
  31–40 5 23.8
  41–50 7 33.4
  51–60 4 19.0
  ≥61 3 14.3
Gender
 Male 12 57.1
 Female 9 42.9
Ethnicity
 Malay 10 47.6
 Chinese 7 33.4
 Indians 4 19.0
Educational status
 Primary 7 33.4
 Secondary 6 28.5
 College 5 23.8
 Tertiary 3 14.3
Socioeconomic status
 Low (<RMa 1000/month) 4 19.0
 Moderate (RM 1000–3000/month) 10 47.6
 High (RM 3100>/month) 7 33.4
Duration of diabetes (years)
 Less than 5 3 14.3
 5–10 7 33.4
 11–15 8 38.1
 16–20 2 9.5
 More than 20 1 4.7
Marital status
 Single 2 9.5
 Married 9 42.9
 Divorced 6 28.5
 Widowed 4 19.1
Treatment mode
 Oral anti-hyperglycemic drugs 10 47.6
 Insulin 6 28.5
 Oral and insulin combination 5 23.9
Physical disability
 Amputate arm/hand 12 57.1
 Amputate leg/foot 9 42.9
  1. aRinggit Malaysia