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Table 2 Knowledge regarding risk factors of diabetes among the respondents

From: Awareness regarding risk factors of type 2 diabetes among individuals attending a tertiary-care hospital in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Risk factors Correct answer (n)% Incorrect answer (n)% Don’t know (n)%
Family history 220 (55%) 95 (24%) 85 (21%)
Increasing age 275 (69%) 45 (11%) 80 (20%)
Smoking 111 (28%) 27 (7%) 262 (65%)
Overweight 286 (71%) 29 (7%) 78 (18%)
Lack of regular exercise 293 (73%) 17 (4%) 90 (23%)
Gestational diabetes 102 (26%) 13 (3%) 285 (71%)
Low birth weight 53 (13%) 13 (3%) 334 (84%)
Mental stress 300 (75%) 23 (6%) 76 (19%)
IGT 10 (3%) 0 (0%) 390 (97%)
Sedentary lifestyle 322 (81%) 12 (3%) 66 (16%)
High cholesterol level 122 (31%) 10 (2%) 268 (67%)
Hypertension 153 (38%) 29 (7%) 218 (55%)
Oily foods 274 (69%) 26 (6%) 100 (25%)
Fast food 242 (60%) 19 (5%) 139 (35%)
Soft drinks 258 (65%) 17 (4%) 125 (31%)
  1. Results are expressed as number (%).
  2. IGT = Impaired Glucose Tolerance.