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Table 2 Disease and treatment characteristics

From: A comparative study of the quality of care and glycemic control among ambulatory type 2 diabetes mellitus clients, at a Tertiary Referral Hospital and a Regional Hospital in Central Kenya

Variable Overall n (%) KNH n (%) TDH n (%) P value
Duration of diabetes
 ≤10 years 135 (67.5) 71 (59.2) 64 (80.0) 0.002
 ≥10 years 65 (32.5) 49 (40.8) 16 (20.0)  
Diabetes and co-morbidities
 Hypertension 114 (57.0) 66 (55.0) 48 (60.0) 0.484
 Asthma 7 (3.5) 4 (3.3) 3 (3.8) 1.000
 Stroke 4 (2.0) 2 (1.7) 2 (2.5) 1.000
 Arthritis 14 (7.0) 5 (4.2) 9 (11.3) 0.054
Diabetes diagnosis
 Routine hospital check up 13 (6.5) 7 (5.9) 6 (7.5) 0.640
 Screened during medical camp 95 (47.5) 57 (48.3) 38 (47.5) 1.000
 Sick with symptoms of diabetes 90 (45.0) 54 (45.8) 36 (45.0) 1.000
 Not stated 2 (1.0)    
Current treatment/advice
 Insulin 80 (40.0) 76 (63.3) 4 (5.0) <0.001
 Special prescribed diet 187 (93.5) 109 (90.8) 78 (97.5) 0.061
 Advice/treatment to lose weight 129 (64.5) 91 (75.8) 38 (47.5) <0.001
Frequency of blood sugar monitoring
 Daily/ weekly 38 (19.0) 23 (19.2) 15 (18.9) 0.780
 Monthly 59 (29.5) 33 (27.5) 26 (32.5)  
 Don’t test 103 (51.5) 64 (53.3) 39 (48.8)