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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of type-2 diabetes mellitus at Dessie town hospitals, Ethiopia 2020 (n = 335)

From: Microvascular complications and its predictors among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at Dessie town hospitals, Ethiopia

Variable Categories Frequency (%) Microvascular complications
No Yes
Age 20–39 years 37 (11.0) 30 7
40–59 years 195 (58.2) 139 56
60–87 years 103 (30.8) 39 64
Sex Male 183 (54.6) 118 65
Female 152 (45.4) 90 62
Marital status Never married 33 (9.9) 24 9
Married 302 (90.1) 184 118
Residence Urban 259 (77.3) 174 85
Rural 76 (22.7) 34 42
Education No read and write 78 (23.3) 31 47
Grade 1–8 84 (25.1) 53 31
Grade 9–10 82 (24.5) 59 23
Certificate and above 91 (27.2) 65 26
Occupation Employed 73 (21.8) 49 24
Private workers* 117 (34.9) 83 34
Peasants 37 (11.0) 18 19
House wife 65 (19.4) 34 31
Others** 43 (12.9) 24 19
  1. Private worker*: manufacturer, daily laborer, vehicle driver, mechanic, and wholesalers
  2. Others**: unemployed and retiree