No. of patients %
Level of education    
College or university level 232 39.2%
Secondary school  level 150 25%
Elementary  school  level 56 9.5%
No formal education 156 26.3%
Nationality    
Saudi 437 74%
Non-Saudi 157 26%
Sex    
Male 310 52%
Female 284 48%
Age (year ) mean 55.6    
< 40 49 7%
40-59 347 59%
60-69 127 22%
>70 70 12%
Duration of  DM 2 (years) mean 10.6    
<5 156 26%
5-10 143 24%
10-15 126 21%
>15 169 28%
Body Mass Index (kg/m2)( mean 32)    
< 19.9 under weight 2 0.3%
20-25 normal weight 68 11%
25.1-30 over weight 181 31%
> 30.1 obese 343 58%
     
Table 1: Demographic characteristics of type 2 diabetic patients (n=594).