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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and BMI of the sample of diabetic patients

From: A traditional Asian diet modified to meet nutritional requirements of diabetes, has anything changed? A cross-sectional dietary survey

Variable Males (n43) Female (n80)
Mean or % SD orn Mean or % SD orn
Age (years) 57.84 12.49 55.29 10.39
Ethnicity
 Sinhalese 90.69% 39 87.5% 70
 Muslim 4.65% 2 11.25% 9
 Sri Lankan Tamil 2.32% 1 1.25% 1
 Indian Tamil 2.32% 1 0% 0
Education level
 No schooling 9.3% 4 5% 4
 Up to 5 years 11.62% 5 15% 12
 Up to 11 years 60.46% 26 55% 44
 Up to 13 years 16.27% 7 22.5% 18
 Graduate 2.3% 1 2.5% 2
BMI (kg/m2) 24.34 3.85 25.14 3.99