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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the intervention and the control group

From: The influence of mobile phone-based health reminders on patient adherence to medications and healthy lifestyle recommendations for effective management of diabetes type 2: a randomized control trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Variables Intervention Control p value
Group Size N = 160 100.0% N = 160 100.0%  
Average Age [range in years] 53 [30–85] 51 [30–75] 0.011
No. of female 119 74.0% 130 81.0% 0.14
Marital status      0.422
 Never married 0 0.0% 1 0.5%  
 Married 126 79.0% 130 81.0%
 Divorced 1 0.5% 2 1.5%
 Widow 33 20.5% 27 17.0%
Education      0.017
 No Formal schooling 24 15.0% 27 17.0%  
 Primary school 39 25.0% 44 28.0%
 Secondary school 83 52.0% 89 55.0%
 University level 14 9.0% 0 0.0%  
Work status      0.524
 Government Job 9 5.5% 9 5.5%  
 Private Company 3 2.0% 12 8.0%
 Self-employed (business) 21 13.0% 14 9.0%
 Homemaker (housewife) 110 69.0% 114 71.0%
 Retired person 17 10.5% 10 6.0%
 Unable to work 0 0.0% 1 0.5%
Type of family      1.000
 Nuclear 120 75.0% 120 75.0%  
 Combined 40 25.0% 40 25.0%
No. of family members contributing in family income 116     0.142
 1 member 34 73.0% 102 64.0%  
 2 members 7 21.0% 44 27.0%
 3 members 3 4.0% 11 7.0%
 4 members   2.0% 3 2.0%
Monthly Family Income (in Euro; 1 Euro = 86.024 BDT)      0.233
 <  116 12 7.0% 19 12.0%  
 117–465 88 55.0% 91 56.0%
 >  465 40 25.0% 36 22.5%
 Refused to answer 3 1.5% 7 4.0%
 Don’t know 17 11.5% 7 4.0%