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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and knowledge among type two DM at public Hospitals, Central Zone, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 284)

From: Magnitude of diabetes self-care practice and associated factors among type two adult diabetic patients following at public Hospitals in central zone, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, 2017

Variables Category Poor practice N = (%) Good practice N = (%) Total N(%)
Duration of the disease ≥ 5 years 118 (66.3%) 78 (73.6%) 196 (69%)
> 5 years 60 (33.7%) 28 (26.4%) 88 (31%)
Comorbidity Yes 59 (33.1%) 54 (50.9%) 113 (39.8%)
No 119 (66.9%) 52 (49.1%) 171 (60.2%)
Family history of diabetes Yes 45 (25.3%) 46 (43.4%) 91 (32%)
No 133 (74.7%) 60 (56.6%) 193 (68%)
Attended diabetic education Yes 12 (6.7%) 16 (15.1%) 28 (9.9%)
No 166 (93.3%) 90 (84.9) 256 (90.1%)
Member of diabetic association Yes 47 (26.4%) 51 (48.1%) 98 (34.5%)
No 73 (41%) 37 (34.9%) 110 (38.7%)
I did know 58 (32.6%) 18 (17%) 76 (26.8%)
Do you have your own glucometer Yes 15 (8.4%) 29 (27.4%) 44 (15.5%)
No 163 (91.6%) 77 (72.6%) 246 (84.5%)
Knowledge Poor knowledge 79 (44.4%) 47 (44.3%) 126 (44.4%)
Good knowledge 99 (55.6%) 59 (55.7%) 158 (55.6%)