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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of people living with T2DM at Dessie town Hospitals, Northeast Ethiopia, 2020 (n = 322)

From: Visual impairment and its predictors among people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus at Dessie town hospitals, Northeast Ethiopia: institution-based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Age in years 20–40 37 11.5
41–59 189 58.7
60–87 96 29.8
Sex Male 175 54.3
Female 147 45.7
Religion Muslim 212 65.8
Orthodox 103 32
Othersa 7 2.2
Marital status Never married 31 9.6
Married 291 90.4
Residence Urban 249 77.3
Rural 73 22.7
Educational level No formal education 73 22.7
Primary 84 26.1
Secondary 79 24.5
Diploma and above 86 26.7
Occupation Government workers 70 21.8
Private workers b 115 35.7
Farmer 37 11.5
House wife 60 18.6
Othersc 40 12.4
  1. Othera: protestant and catholic, Private workerb: construction, daily laborer, driver, mechanic, merchant, othersc: jobless, pensioner