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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the respondents by level of healthcare facility (N = 330)

From: Clinical characteristics and health care received among patients with type 2 diabetes attending secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities in Mwanza Region, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Demographic characteristicsTotal
n (%)
Level of healthcare facilityP-value
Secondary n (%)Tertiary n (%)
Sex0.984
 Male141 (42.7)77 (42.8)64 (42.7) 
 Female189 (57.3)103 (57.2)86 (57.3) 
Age (years) (Mean ± SD 40.27 ± 13.31)0.055
  ≤ 3095 (28.8)42 (23.3)53 (35.3) 
 31–40111 (33.6)66 (36.7)45 (30.0) 
  ≥ 41124 (37.6)72 (40.0)52 (34.7) 
Residence0.051
 Rural148 (44.8)90 (50.0)58 (38.7) 
 Urban182(55.2)90 (50.0)92 (61.2) 
Marital Status0.050
 Not married112 (33.9)70 (38.9)42 (28.0 
 Currently married218 (66.1)110 (61.1)108 (72.0) 
Level of education0.000
 No formal5 (1.5)2 (1.1)3 (2.0) 
 Primary210 (63.6)135 (75.0)75 (50.0) 
 Secondary79 (23.9)33 (18.3)46 (30.7) 
 Tertiary36 (10.9)10 (5.6)26 (17.3) 
Employment status0.563
 Not employed141 (42.7)80 (44.4)61 (40.7) 
 Employed189 (57.3)100 (55.6)89 (59.3)