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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants (N = 277)

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice related to diabetes mellitus among the general public in Galle district in Southern Sri Lanka: a pilot study

Variable Number Percentage %
Age 18–34 113 40.8
35–64 156 56.3
Above or equal to 65 8 2.9
Gender Male 115 41.5
Female 162 58.5
Ethnic group Sinhalese 269 97.1
Sri Lankan Moors 8 2.9
Tamil 0 0
Level of education Up to grade 5 6 2.2
Up to O/La 49 17.7
Up to A/Lb 154 55.6
Graduate 68 24.5
Employment status Working fulltime 95 34.2
Working part-time 25 9.0
Unemployed 76 27.4
House wife 42 15.1
Retired 2 0.7
Othersc 37 13.3
  1. aOrdinary level examination at grade 10
  2. bAdvanced level examination at grade 12
  3. cSchooling, attending degree courses