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Table 1 Characteristics of patients (n = 500)

From: Assessment of health-related quality of life of Bangladeshi patients with type 2 diabetes using the EQ-5D: a cross-sectional study

Parameter  
Age (years) 54.21 ± 11.22
 25–39 39 (7.8)
 40–54 214 (42.8)
 ≥55 247 (49.4)
Gender
 Female 251 (50.2)
 Male 249 (49.8)
Education
 Illiterate 105 (21)
 Primary to 8th grade 154 (30.8)
 SSC to HSC 142 (28.4)
 Graduate and above 99 (19.8)
Habitat
 Urban 399 (79.8)
 Rural 95 (19)
 Semi-urban 6 (1.2)
Occupation
 Service 78 (15.6)
 Business 71 (14.2)
 Homemaker 233 (46.6)
 Others (labor/unemployed) 118 (23.6)
Monthly income (US$)
 High income (≥11,115) 35 (7)
 Upper-middle income (3596–11,115) 202 (40.4)
 Lower-middle income (906–3595) 254 (50.8)
 Low income (≤905) 9 (1.8)
Family history of DM
 No 132 (26.4)
 Yes 352 (70.4)
 Do not know 16 (3.2)
Duration (years) of DM
 ≤5 239 (47.8)
 6–12 173 (34.6)
 13–18 50 (10)
 >18 37 (7.4)
Acquisition of information
 Yes 384 (77)
 No 115 (23)
Prescribed treatment
 OHA 287 (57.4)
 Insulin 44 (8.8)
 OHA + insulin 155 (31)
 Diet 14 (2.8)
 HbA1c (%) 6.45 ± 1.81
 Body mass index (kg/m2) 26.1 ± 6.7
 Underweight 5 (1)
 Acceptable risk 99 (19.8)
 Increased risk 264 (52.8)
 High risk 130 (26)
  1. Results are expressed as number (%) and mean ± SD; US$ 1 = Tk 77.47
  2. OHA oral hypoglycemic agent