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Table 3 Relationship between SES and Knowledge about Diabetes (n = 318)

From: Diabetes knowledge and utilization of healthcare services among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Dhaka, Bangladesh

  Socio-demographic variables Knowledge (%) Statistical Indices
Good Average Poor
Gender Male 27 (66) 86 (41) 21 (32) χ2=12.505
Female 14 (34) 125 (59) 45 (68) df = 2
P = 0.002
Age 30-39 13 (32) 27 (13) 5 (8) χ2=4.792
40-49 14 (34) 56 (27) 15 (23) df = 6
50-59 8 (20) 67 (32) 19 (29) P = 0.571
≥60 6 (15) 61 (29) 27 (41)
Education No formal education 2 (5) 17 (8) 19 (29) χ2=49.007
Primary 7 (17) 71 (34) 25 (38) df = 6
Secondary 11 (27) 82 (39) 15 (23) P < 0.0001
College & above 21 (51) 41 (19) 7 (11)
Occupation Service 10 (19) 38 (70) 6 (11) χ2=25.312
Business 8 (25) 19 (59) 5 (16) df = 12
Laborer 0 (0) 6 (86) 1 (14) P = 0.013
Farming 0 (0) 3 (60) 2 (40)
Housewife 43 (24) 120 (68) 13 (7)
Retired 10 (24) 24 (59) 7 (17)
Others 0 (0) 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7)
Family Income < 10,000 BDT 0 (0) 10 (5) 16 (24) χ2=40.712
10,000-29,999 BDT 16 (39) 95 (45) 28 (42) df = 8
30,000-59,000 BDT 12 (29) 76 (36) 15 (23) P < 0.0001
60,000-89,000 BDT 8 (20) 13 (6) 3 (5)
≥ 90,000 BDT 5 (12) 17 (8) 4 (6)
Residence Urban 32 (78) 157 (74) 45 (68) χ2=4.613
Rural 4 (10) 22 (10) 13 (20) df = 4
Semi-urban 5 (12) 32 (15) 8 (12) P = .329
  1. BDT Bangladeshi Taka (1 USD = 80 BDT, 2015)