Table 2

Characteristics of survey participants and frequency distribution of self-reported diabetes in India, males and females from the 3rd National Family Health Survey

Self-reported diabetes, n (%)Total, n
Participants2439 (1.5)168 135
Residence
 Rural818 (1.0)86 013
 Urban1621 (2.0)82 122
Age group (years)
 18–29266 (0.3)76 174
 30–39602 (1.2)51 132
 40–491238 (3.4)36 402
 50–54333 (7.5)4427
Gender
 Male1144 (1.8)65 255
 Female1295 (1.3)102 880
Marital status
 Single132 (0.3)38 078
 Married2165 (1.8)123 457
 Widowed108 (2.5)4320
 Divorced or separated34 (1.5)2280
Religion
 Hindu1775 (1.4)123 411
 Muslim340 (1.6)21 510
 Christian213 (1.4)14 779
 Sikh49 (1.5)3236
 Buddhist34 (1.4)2451
 Other28 (1.0)2748
Social caste
 Other caste1026 (1.8)56 063
 Scheduled caste349 (1.3)27 677
 Scheduled tribe167 (0.8)21 372
 Other backward class781 (1.4)55 641
 No caste116 (1.6)7382
Education
 No education464 (1.0)44 856
 Primary358 (1.4)24 969
 Secondary1166 (1.6)74 715
 Higher451 (1.9)23 595
Household wealth
 Poorest77 (0.4)17 252
 2nd quintile175 (0.8)22 948
 3rd quintile278 (0.9)32 070
 4th quintile573 (1.4)42 091
 Richest1336 (2.5)53 774
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 <18.5243 (0.6)42 128
 18.5–22.9703 (0.9)74 089
 23–27.4833 (2.7)31 217
 ≥27.5547 (4.8)11 502