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Table 3 Attitude towards diabetes risk factors 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

Attitude statements Positive Undecided Negative
n (%) n (%) n (%)
It is possible to prevent diabetes by dietary management 335 (83.8) 50 (12.5) 15 (3.8)
Family history of diabetes influences to follow disciplined life 38 (9.5) 166 (41.5) 196 (49)
Obesity increases the risk of diabetes 280 (70) 95 (23.8) 25 (6.3)
Regular exercise needs lots of effort 148 (37) 52 (13) 200 (50)
Everybody should be aware regarding prevention of diabetes with increasing age 298 (74.5) 97 (24.3) 5 (1.3)
If you have possibility to occur diabetes then nothing to do 52 (13) 60 (15) 288 (72)
If you try you can reduce the risk of diabetes 317 (79.3) 70 (17.5) 13 (3.3)
People who take steps to reduce the risk factors of diabetes, their possibility of occurring diabetes is less 297 (74.3) 87 (21.8) 16 (4)
You have little control on your health risk 113 (28.3) 105 (26.3) 182 (45.5)
  1. Results are expressed as number (%).
  2. Item 1, 3, 5, 7 were scored with 3 points for positive, through to 1 point for negative. Item 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 were scored in reverse.