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Table 1 Association between selected variables and the occurrence of diabetes with p values

From: “Impact of stature on non-communicable diseases: evidence based on Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 2011 data”

Characteristics Diabetes status p value
  Non-diabetes Diabetes  
  n (%) n (%)  
Height category    
 Q1: (≤1.51) 854 (63.8%) 485 (36.2%) 0.037
 Q2: (1.51-1.583) 865 (65.7%) 452 (34.3%)  
 Q3: (1.583-1.637) 906 (67.8%) 430 (32.2%)  
 Q4: (≥1.673) 875 (67.2%) 429 (32.9%)  
Gender    
 Female 2543 (66.4%) 1288 (33.6%) 0.558
 Male 2503 (67.0%) 1231 (33.0%)  
Education level    
 No education 2384 (69.5%) 1047 (30.5%) <0.001
 Primary 1377 (66.1%) 706 (33.9%)  
 Secondary 915 (65.2%) 489 (34.8%)  
 Higher 370 (57.2%) 277 (42.8%)  
Wealth index    
 Poorest 929 (68.9%) 419 (31.1%) <0.001
 Poorer 935 (69.1%) 418 (30.9%)  
 Middle 1010 (68.9%) 455 (31.1%)  
 Richer 1090 (68.8%) 494 (31.2%)  
 Richest 1082 (59.6%) 733 (40.4%)  
Place of residence    
 Urban 1607 (64.6%) 882 (35.4%) 0.006
 Rural 3439 (67.8%) 1637 (32.2%)  
Division    
 Dhaka 929 (70.6%) 387 (29.4%) <0.001
 Barisal 669 (59.8%) 450 (40.2%)  
 Chittagong 502 (58.0%) 364 (42.0%)  
 Khulna 889 (73.8%) 316 (26.2%)  
 Rajshahi 717 (67.1%) 351 (32.9%)  
 Rangpur 769 (72.0%) 299 (28.0%)  
 Shylet 571 (61.9%) 352 (38.1%)  
BMI category    
 Thin 1062 (66.4%) 538 (33.6%) <0.001
 Normal 2075 (69.4%) 915 (30.6%)  
 Overweight 310 (49.5%) 316 (50.5%)