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Table 1 Detailed sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the patients overall and stratified by gender (n = 220)

From: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with regard to their disease: a cross-sectional study among Palestinians of the West Bank

Variable Total Male Female p-value
N % n % n %
Age (years)
  < 55 82 37.3 36 35.3 46 39.0 0.580
  ≥ 55 138 62.7 66 64.7 72 61.0
Median (Q1, Q3)    58.5 (50.0, 66.0) 56.0 (52.0, 64.0) 0.598
Marital status
 Single 32 14.5 8 7.8 24 20.3 0.001
 Married 156 70.9 85 83.3 71 60.2
 Divorced/widowed 32 14.5 9 8.8 23 19.5
Employment
 Unemployed 139 63.2 38 37.3 101 85.6 <  0.001
 Employed 81 36.8 64 62.7 17 14.4
Place of residence
 Urban 149 67.7 72 70.6 77 65.3 0.470
 Country side 71 32.3 30 29.4 41 34.7
Educational level
 Some school 165 75.0 75 73.5 90 76.3 0.755
 University 55 25.0 27 26.5 28 23.7
Monthly household income (Jordanian Dinar)
  < 600 85 38.6 26 25.5 59 50.0 0.001
 600–1000 93 42.3 51 50.0 42 35.6
  ≥ 1000 42 19.1 25 24.5 17 14.4
Time elapsed since diagnosis (years)
  < 7 104 47.3 48 47.1 56 47.5 1.000
  ≥ 7 116 52.7 54 52.9 62 52.5
Median (Q1, Q3)    7.0 (4.0, 15.0) 7.0 (4.0, 13.0) 0.442
Has a health insurance
 Yes 175 79.5 81 79.4 94 79.7 1.000
 No 45 20.5 21 20.6 24 20.3
Has attended educational program regarding diabetes
 Yes 22 10.0 6 5.9 16 13.6 0.072
 No 198 90.0 96 94.1 102 86.4
Fasting plasma glucose (mg/dL)
  < 140 66 30.0 29 28.4 37 31.4 0.661
  ≥ 140 154 70.0 73 71.6 81 68.6
Median (Q1, Q3)    150.0 (120.0, 180.0) 150.0 (130.0, 180.0) 0.703
Postprandial plasma glucose (mg/dL)
  < 200 43 19.5 17 16.7 26 22.0 0.394
  ≥ 200 177 80.5 85 83.3 92 78.0
Median (Q1, Q3)    240.0 (200.0, 300.0) 220.0 (200.0, 250.0) 0.185
HbA1c (%)
  < 7 53 24.1 23 22.5 30 25.4 0.639
  ≥ 7 167 75.9 79 77.5 88 74.6
Median (Q1, Q3)    7.8 (7.0, 8.8) 7.5 (7.0, 8.5) 0.467
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)
  < 25 45 20.5 20 19.6 25 21.2 0.867
  ≥ 25 175 79.5 82 80.4 93 78.8
Median (Q1, Q3)    27.9 (25.7, 31.8) 29.3 (25.4, 33.3) 0.464
  1. HbA1c Glycated hemoglobin, Q1: 1st quartile, Q3: 3rd quartile, Median = Q2