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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Detection and prevalence of depression among adult type 2 diabetes mellitus patients attending non-communicable diseases clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi

Variable Frequency (total n = 323) Percent
Age (years)
 21–30 10 3.1
 31–40 33 10.2
 41–50 75 23.2
 51–60 106 32.8
 61–70 85 26.3
 71–80 14 4.3
Education
 No education 27 8.4
 Primary 153 47.4
 Secondary/tertiary 143 44.3
Employment status
 Employed 143 44.3
 Unemployed 180 55.7
Gender
 Male 79 24.5
 Female 244 75.5
Marital status
 Married 249 77.1
 Unmarried 74 22.9