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Table 1 Demographic and clinical patient characteristics of diabetes foot ulcer patients in Nekemte referral hospital, west Ethiopia, 2018

From: Amputation rate of diabetic foot ulcer and associated factors in diabetes mellitus patients admitted to Nekemte referral hospital, western Ethiopia: prospective observational study

Variables Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Gender Male 64 55.65
Female 51 44.35
Age (years) 18–27 16 13.91
28–37 14 12.17
38–47 15 13.04
48–57 24 20.87
58–67 26 22.61
68–77 20 17.39
Types of DM Type 1 54 46.96
Type 2 61 53.04
Residence Urban 58 50.43
Rural 57 49.57
Educational level Illiterate 24 20.87
Primary school 29 25.22
Secondary school 22 19.13
Above Secondary school 40 34.78
Marital status Married 80 69.57
Single 21 18.26
Widow 8 6.96
Divorced 6 5.22
Types of co-morbidity Hypertension 56 48.69
Dyslipidemia 40 34.78
Coronary heart disease/ischemic heart disease 41 35.65
Peripheral vascular disease 42 36.65
Wagner’s grade Grade < 4 83 72.17
Grade ≥ 4 32 27.83
Antibiotics given Appropriate 38 49.35
Inappropriate 39 50.65