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Table 1 Distribution of selected characteristics of patients with diabetes mellitus by gender

From: Knowledge and practice of patients with diabetes mellitus in Lebanon: a cross-sectional study

  Total Male Female P-value
N (%) N (%) N (%)  
207 100.0 120 57.9 87 42.1  
Age group (years)        0.02
  < 20 3 (1.4) 0 (0.0) 3 (3.4)  
 20–29 2 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.3)  
 30–39 9 (4.3) 7 (5.8) 2 (2.3)  
 40–49 27 (13.0) 20 (16.7) 7 (8.0)  
 50–59 48 (23.2) 23 (19.2) 25 (28.7)  
 60+ 118 (57.0) 70 (58.3) 48 (55.2)  
 Mean ± SD 60.3 ± 14.0 60.4 ± 13.0 60.2 ± 15.5   0.93
Educational level        0.16
 Primary/intermediate 94 (45.4) 51 (42.5) 43 (49.4)  
 High school 50 (24.2) 26 (21.7) 24 (27.6)  
 University 63 (30.4) 43 (35.8) 20 (23.0)  
Current smoker (any) 118 (57.0) 75 (62.5) 43 (49.4) 0.06
Cigarette smoker 94 (45.4) 66 (55.0) 28 (32.2) 0.001
Hubble-bubble smoker 28 (13.5) 13 (10.8) 15 (17.2) 0.18
Physical Activity        0.148
 None 134 (64.7) 72 (60.0) 62 (71.3)  
 Less than 30 min/week 40 (19.3) 29 (24.2) 11 (12.6)  
 1–3 h/week 26 (12.6) 16 (13.3) 10 (11.5)  
 More than 3 h/week 7 (3.4) 3 (2.5) 4 (4.6)