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Table 6 Clinical history of diabetic complication status versus socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the study participants, JUSH diabetic clinic, 1 May 31 July, 2012

From: Assessment of glycemic control using glycated hemoglobin among diabetic patients in Jimma University specialized hospital, Ethiopia

Socio-demographic characteristics Presence or absence of documented history of diabetic complications
Present Absent Total p value
Age
 15–30 10 (43.5 %) 13 (56.5 %) 23 0.63
 >30 upto 45 15 (51.7 %) 14 (48.3 %) 29
 >45 upto 60 32 (54.2 %) 27 (45.8 %) 59
 >60 upto 75 12 (66.7 %) 6 (33.3 %) 18
 >75 upto 90 3 (42.9 %) 4 (57.1 %) 7
Sex
 Male 44 (55.7 %) 35 (44.3 %) 79 0.44
 Female 28 (49.1 %) 29 (50.9 %) 57
Marital status
 Single 5 (33.3 %) 10 (66.7 %) 15 0.33
 Married 61 (54.5 %) 51 (45.5 %) 112
 Divorced 1 (50.0 %) 1 (50.0 %) 2
 Widowed 5 (71.4 %) 2 (28.6 %) 7
Duration of DM in years
 < 1 4 (40.0 %) 6 (60.0 %) 10 0.59
 1–5 34 (48.6 %) 36 (51.4 %) 70
 >5 upto 10  20 (55.6 %) 16 (44.4 %) 36
 >10 upto 15  10 (71.4 %) 4 (28.6 %) 14
 >15 upto 20 2 (66.7 %) 1 (33.3 %) 3
 >20 2 (66.7 %) 1 (33.3 %) 3
Educational status
 Illiterate 23 (53.5 %) 20 (46.5 %) 43 0.56
 Grade 1–8 30 (47.6 %) 33 (52.4 %) 63
 Grade 9–12 12 (63.2 %) 7 (36.8 %) 19
 ≥Diploma 7 (63.6 %) 4 (36.4 %) 11
BMI in kg/m2
 <18.5 9 (42.9 %) 12 (57.1 %) 21 0.78
 18.5–24.9 42 (55.3 %) 34 (44.7 %) 76
 >24.9–30 18 (54.5 %) 15 (45.5 %) 33
 >30 3 (50.0 %) 3 (50.0 %) 6
Current treatment format
 Injectables 39 (54.9 %) 32 (45.1 %) 71 0.31
 Oral 32 (53.3 %) 28 (46.7 %) 60
 Combination of both 1 (20.0 %) 4 (80.0 %) 5