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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the study participants at UGCSH, June 2017

From: Metabolic syndrome among type 2 diabetic patients in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Sex Male 113 44.1
Female 143 55.9
Age (years) ≤  30 27 10.5
31–40 15 5.9
41–50 56 21.9
51–64 92 35.9
≥ 65 66 25.8
Residency Urban 207 80.9
Rural 49 19.1
Educational status Unable to read and write 76 29.7
Primary school 87 34
Secondary school and above 93 36.3
Marital status Single 18 7
Married 219 85.5
Divorced 7 2.7
Widowed 12 4.7
Occupation Government 78 30.5
Unemployed 131 51.2
Self employed 47 18.4
Monthly income(ETB) <  600 birr 116 45.3
601-1500birr 68 26.6
> 1500 birr 72 28.1
Types of Oil used Palm Oil 209 81.9
Cereal Oil 46 18.9
Work involving vigorous intensity of activity Yes 120 46.9
No 136 53.1
Regular physical exercise Yes 83 32.4
No 173 67.6
Family history of chronic disease Yes 89 34.8
No 167 65.2
Duration since diabetic mellitus diagnosed <  1 year 22 8.6
1–5 years 136 53.1
> 6 years 98 38.3
Anti diabetic medication started Yes 256 100
No 0 0
Duration since anti Diabetic started <  1 year 24 9.4
1–5 years 135 52.7
>  6 years 97 37.9
Total number of medications taken 1 113 44.1
2 85 33.2
3 40 15.6
4 7 2.7