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Table 2 Study participants’ characteristics (n = 39)

From: Ethiopian patients’ perceptions of anti-diabetic medications: implications for diabetes education

Sex  
 Female 19
 Male 20
Age (years)
 30-39 2
 40-49 8
 50-59 14
 60-69 10
 >70 5
Educational status
 Low education (illiterate or basic literacy) 16
 Elementary complete 8
 Secondary school complete 8
 Post-secondary school education 7
Occupation
 Clerical work 7
 Rents house 4
 Small business 5
 Farming 5
 Pensioner 9
 Unemployed 5
 Others 4
Payment for health services incl. medicines
 Out of pocket 13
 Government 23
 Employer 3
Diabetes duration (years)
 1–5 10
 6–10 14
 11–15 7
 16–20 4
 21–25 4
Treatment regimen
 Oral:
  Glibenclamide + metformin 22
  Glimepiride + metformin 1
  Glibenclamide 1
  Insulin 14
  Insulin plus metformin 1