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Table 1 Socio-Demographic Characteristics of DM Patients in Al-Ain District, UAE, 2003–2004 (n = 513)

From: Prevalence of risk factors for diabetic foot complications

Variable name Prevalence of DM
  n Percent (95% CI)
Sex   
Male 264 51.5 (47.2–55.8)
Female 249 48.5 (44.2–52.8)
Level of Education   
Illiterate 318 62.8 (58.6–67.0)
Completed primary school 99 19.6 (16.1–23.1)
Completed secondary school 60 11.9 (9.1–14.7)
Completed university 29 5.7 (3.7–7.7)
Age group (Years)   
40 or less 81 15.8 (12.6–19.0)
41 – 49 137 26.8 (23–30.6)
50 – 59 154 30.1 (26.1–34.1)
60 or above 140 27.3 (23.4–31.2)
Nationality group   
UAE 382 74.6 (70.8–78.4)
Arabs from Gulf countries 54 10.5 (7.8–13.2)
Arabs from other countries 54 10.5 (7.8–13.2)
Asians 22 4.3 (2.5–6.1)
Smoking   
Current smoker 64 12.8 (11.0–14.6)
Ex smoker 41 8.2 (6.7–9.7)
BMI Group   
Under weight (<18.5) 6 1.2 (0.2–2.2)
Healthy weight (18.5–24.99) 113 22.5 (18.8–26.2)
Overweight (25–29.99) 195 38.8 (34.5–43.1)
Obese (>30) 188 37.7(33.3–41.7)