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Table 1 Demographic and behavioral characteristics of study participants (n = 869) on follow-up survey

From: Incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and prediabetes in Kerala, India: results from a 10-year prospective cohort

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Age
 Age Up to 44 years 245 28.2
 Age 45 to 59 years 295 33.9
 Age 60 and above 329 37.9
Sex
 Male 261 30.0
 Female 608 70.0
Education
 Up to 10 years of school education 623 71.7
 Greater than 10 years of school education 246 28.3
Diet
 Vegetarian 55 6.3
 Non vegetarian 814 93.7
Smoking & Alcohol
 Ever smoker 152 17.5
 Current smoker 61 7.0
 Ever use of smokeless tobacco 120 13.8
 Current use of smokeless tobacco 61 7.0
 Ever use of alcohol 105 19.0
 Current use of alcohol (within 30 days) 82 9.4
Physical activity
 Low (< 600 MET# minutes/week) 315 36.2
 Moderate (600–2999 MET minutes/week) 254 29.2
 High (≥3000 MET minutes/week) 300 34.5
  1. Current smokers = Smoked beedi, cigarettes or others within the past 30 days. Current users of smokeless tobacco = Used smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and betel leaves, snuff, kaini or others within the past 30 days
  2. MET Metabolic Equivalent Task