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Table 3 Participants characteristics of those who underwent delivering and assessment of HEI

From: Process of adaptation, development and assessment of acceptability of a health educational intervention to improve referral uptake by people with diabetes in Sri Lanka

Variable Results
Mean age (SD) 62.3 years (±9.7)
Mean age at diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (SD) 50.8 years (±8.9)
Mean duration of diabetes mellitus (SD) 11.5 years (±9.0)
Gender Female 57.8% (26/45)
Male 42.2% (19/45)
Ethnic group Sinhalese 53.35% (24/45)
Tamil 24.4% (11/45)
Moor 22.2% (10/45)
Main language Sinhala 53.3% (24/45)
Tamil 46.7 (21/45)
Residing district Colombo 93.3% (42/45)
Gampaha 4.4% (2/45)
Kalutara 2.2% (1/45)
Level of education No Schooling 15.6% (7/45)
Primary (Grade 1 to 5) 31. 1% (14/45)
Secondary (Grade 6 to 10) 17.85 (8/45)
Up to GCE O/L (Grade 11) 15.6% (7/45)
Up to GCE A/L (Grade 12) 17.8% (8/45)
Degree and above 2.2% (1/45)
Level of monthly income Low (< £150) 80.0% (36/45)
Middle (<£300 > £ 150) 8.9% (4/45)
High (> £300) 11.1% (5/45)
Wearing spectacles at presentation (near or distant) Had spectacles at presentation 46.7% (21/45)
Did not have 53.3% (24/45)
Level of diabetic retinopathy Right eye – No DR 8.9%, any DR 91.1%
Left eye – No DR 11.1%, any DR 88.9%