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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of diabetic patients at Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Ethiopia, 2020 (n = 282)

From: Determinants of diabetic retinopathy in Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Ethiopia: a case–control study

Variable Category Cases Controls
Number (%) Number (%)
Age < 60 years 102 (71.8) 116 (82.8)
≥ 60 years 40 (28.2) 24 (17.2)
Sex Male 80 (56.3) 60 (42.9)
Female 62 (43.7) 80 (57.1)
Marital Status Single 16 (11.3) 37 (26.4)
Married 91 (64.1) 86 (61.4)
Divorced 19 (13.4) 10 (7.1)
Widowed 16 (11.3) 7 (5.0)
Residence Urban 85 (59.9) 82 (58.6)
Rural 57 (40.1) 58 (41.4)
Educational Status Unable to read and write 17 (12.0) 15 (10.7)
Read and write 24 (16.9) 17 (12.1)
Primary 18 (12.7) 15 (10.7)
Secondary 23 (16.2) 20 (14.3)
Diploma 30 (21.1) 34 (24.3)
Degree and above 30 (21.1) 39 (27.9)
Occupational Status Farmer 18 (12.7) 12 (8.6)
Government Employee 36 (25.4) 65 (46.4)
Self-employee 24 (16.9) 19 (13.6)
Private business 36 (25.4) 27 (19.3)
Non-employee 22 (15.5) 7 (5.0)
Student 6 (4.2) 10 (7.1)
Monthly Income ≤ 1500 ETB 45 (31.7) 47 (33.6)
> 1500 ETB 97 (68.3) 93 (66.4)