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Table 1 Socio-demographic data of adult diabetic patients in Dire Dawa public hospitals 2018, (n = 506)

From: Self- care practices and associated factors among adult diabetic patients in public hospitals of Dire Dawa administration, Eastern Ethiopia

Characteristics Alternative response Frequency  
No %
Sex Male 227 44.9
Female 279 55.1
Ethnicity Amhara 217 42.9
Oromo 190 37.5
Tigre 17 3.4
Gurgie 53 10.5
Somali 29 5.7
Religion Orthodox 287 56.7
Muslim 170 33.6
Protestant 47 9.3
Other 2 .4
Marital status Married 276 54.5
Single 71 14
Widowed 53 10.5
Separated 106 20.9
Level of education Cannot read cannot write 130 25.7
Read and write 70 13.8
Primary school 101 20
Secondary school 120 23.7
College and above 85 16.8
Occupation Self-employed 172 34
Employed 105 20.8
Unemployed 161 31.8
Student 26 5.1
Housewife 42 8.3
Wealth index Low 170 33.6
Medium 193 38.1
High 143 28.3