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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study participants (N=300)

From: Knowledge, attitude, practice and associated factors among patients with type 2 diabetes in Cotonou, Southern Benin

Variables Number Percent
Age (mean ± SD), years 54.93±11.35  
 ≤39 years 26 8.67
 40–59 years 158 52.67
 ≥ 60 years 116 38.67
Sex
 Male 88 29.33
 Female 212 70.67
Religion
 Christian 238 79.33
 Muslim 46 15.33
 Othersa 16 5.33
Education
 No formal education 55 18.33
 Primary school 94 31.33
 Secondary school 97 32.33
 College & above 30 10.00
Marital status
 Single 48 16.00
 Married 178 59.33
 Separated/Divorced 9 3.00
 Widowed 65 21.67
Occupation
 Government employee 22 7.33
 Non-government employee 17 5.67
 Self-employed 157 52.33
 Retired 40 13.33
 Othersb 64 21.33
Duration of Diabetes (mean ± SD), years 8.18±8.58  
Family history of DM 183 61.00
Comorbidities
 Hypertension 155 51.67
 Dyslipidemia 19 6.33
 Nephropathy 21 7.00
 Retinopathy 140 46.67
 Neuropathy 104 34.67
BMI (mean ± SD), kg/m2 29.29±6.75  
 Underweight 3 1.00
 Normal 42 14.00
 Overweight 62 20.67
 Obese 84 28.00
 Don’t know 109 36.33
Have assurance plan 30 10.00
  1. mean ± SD = mean ± Standard Deviation
  2. a Others=Eckist and Vodoun; b Student, Housewife, Unemployed