Table 1—

ographic data of diabetic subjects

VariablesUrbanRuralP value
Sex
    Male194 (62.8)147 (59.5)
    Female115 (37.2)100 (40.5)
Age (years)56.2 ± 10.554.8 ± 11.8
Education
    Illiterate5 (1.6)17 (6.9)0.003
    Elementary92 (30)144 (58.3)0.001
    Higher secondary72 (23.4)58 (23.4)0.959
    Graduation84 (27.4)14 (5.7)0.001
    Post graduation54 (17.6)14 (5.7)0.001
Employment status
    Not employed31 (10.6)30 (12.3)0.511
    Housewife93 (31.6)94 (38.6)0.059
    Clerical8 (2.7)4 (1.6)0.625
    Management70 (23.8)42 (17.2)0.122
    Professional50 (17)53 (21.7)0.138
    Non-professional11 (3.7)19 (7.8)0.050
    Retired31 (10.6)2 (0.8)0.001
Income status (Rs)*
    <40,00047 (15.2)124 (50.2)0.001
    40,000–80,00092 (29.7)75 (30.3)0.95
    80,000–120,00062 (20)27 (10.9)0.005
    >120,000108 (34.9)21 (8.5)0.001
Duration of diabetes (years)10.4 ± 7.17.5 ± 5.50.001
  • Data are n (%) or means ± SD.

  • *

    * Rs 44 = $1.00 (approximately).