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Table 4 The distribution of socioeconomic characteristics by place of treatment

From: A survey on socioeconomic determinants of diabetes mellitus management in a lower middle income setting

Socioeconomic characteristic State (n = 41) Private (100)
  Number %a Number %a
Sex
 Male 14 16.6 % 50 83.4 %
 Female 27 29.2 % 50 70.8 %
Age (years)
 35 to 39 1 47.9 % 5 52.1 %
 40 to 44 2 21.5 % 16 78.5 %
 45 to 49 6 20.1 % 19 79.9 %
 50 to 54 15 20.9 % 21 79.1 %
 55 to 59 10 28.1 % 19 71.9 %
 60 to 64 7 19.2 % 20 80.8 %
Ethnicity
 Sinhalese 28 21.8 % 84 78.2 %
 Tamil 8 97.6 % 3 2.4 %
 Muslim 5 34.7 % 13 65.3 %
Education
 No schooling 1 59.0 % 1 41.0 %
 Grade 5 or below 11 19.4 % 10 80.6 %
 Grade 6 to Grade 10 21 42.4 % 33 57.6 %
 Ordinary Level to Grade 12 4 0.6 % 26 99.4 %
 Advanced Level and above 2 11.1 % 25 88.9 %
 Missing 2   5  
Occupation
 Professional - - 2 100 %
 Technical & clerical - - 9 100 %
 Vendors and sellers 2 5.6 % 21 94.4 %
 Skilled manual workers 4 35.0 % 11 65.0 %
 Unskilled manual workers 3 0.8 % 5 99.2 %
 Retired 5 37.4 % 6 62.6 %
 Unemployed 4 37.5 % 5 62.5 %
 Housewife 23 31.9 % 40 68.1 %
 Missing 0   1  
Sector
 Urban 19 28.8 % 44 71.2 %
 Rural 15 23.2 % 51 76.8 %
 Estate 7 58.1 % 5 41.9 %
Income Category (Monthly Income)
 < Sri Lankan Rupees 10,000 16 31.6 % 17 68.4 %
 Sri Lankan Rupees 10,000 to 30,000 20 20.3 % 57 79.7 %
 > Sri Lankan Rupees 30,000 4 16.6 % 15 83.4 %
 Missing 1   11  
Social status index
 1st quintile (richest) 9 21.1 % 30 78.9 %
 2nd quintile 14 44.3 % 23 55.7 %
 3rd quintile 5 13.7 % 26 86.3 %
 4th quintile 8 15.6 % 18 84.4 %
 5th quintile (poorest) 5 61.2 % 3 38.8 %
Unsatisfactory Basic Needs Index
 1 (poorest) 1 49.2 % 1 50.8 %
 2 4 40.3 % 3 59.7 %
 3 5 30.2 % 13 69.8 %
 4 14 16.8 % 32 83.2 %
 5 (richest) 17 23.1 % 51 76.9 %
  1. aAll percentages were weighted values