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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study population

From: Awareness of diabetes mellitus among diabetic patients in the Gambia: a strong case for health education and promotion

Variable n (%) 95% CI
Sex   
  Females 118 (59) 51.84- 65.89
  Males 82 (41) 31.11-48.16
Education   
  None 35(17.5) 12.50-23.49
  Arabic 72(36) 29.35-43.07
  Primary school 21(10.50) 6.62-15.60
  Middle school 30(15.00) 10.35-20.72
  High school 29(14.50) 9.93-20.16
  University 13(6.50) 3.15-10.86
Marital status   
  Married 149 (74.5) 67.89-80.39
  Single 14 (7.0) 3.88-11.47
  Separated 6 (3.0) 1.11-6.42
  Divorced 13 (6.5) 3.51-10.86
  Widowed 18 (9.0) 5.42-13.85
Area of residence   
  Urban 163 (81.5) 75.62-86.72
  Rural 37 (18.5) 11.47-22.80
Ethnicity   
  Mandinka 67 (33.5) 27.0-40.50
  Wolof 48 (24.0) 18.26-30.53
  Fula 43 (21.5) 16.02-27.85
  Sarahule 9 (4.5) 2.08-8.35
  Aku 7 (3.5) 1.42-7.08
  Manjago 3 (1.5) 0.31-4.32
Others 23 (11.5) 7.42-16.75
Religion   
  Islam 185 (92.5) 87.93-95.74
  Christian 15 (7.5) 4.26-12.07
Occupation   
  Non-sedentary 165 (83.5) 76.12-87.25
  Sedentary 33 (16.5) 12.29-23.24
Life style   
  Non-sedentary 161(80.50) 74.32-85.75
  sedentary 39 (19.50) 14.25-25.68
Residence   
  Urban 164 (82) 75.96-87.06
  Rural 36 (18) 12.94-24.04