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Table 2 Dietary practice of type 2 diabetic patients at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2016, (n = 401)

From: Dietary practice and associated factors among type 2 diabetic patients in Felege Hiwot Regional Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percentage (%)
Plan the meals she/he eat ahead
 Yes 331 82.5
 No 70 17.5
Took meal based on dietary plan yesterday
 Yes 264 65.8
 No 137 34.2
Took meal based on dietary plan over the past 2 weeks
 Yes 185 46.1
 No 216 53.9
Always eat based on dietary plan
 Yes 150 37.4
 No 251 62.6
Always eat based on dietary plan, even when she/he feels her/his blood glucose level is controlled
 Yes 163 40.6
 No 238 59.4
Never feel hassled to stick on dietary plan
 Yes 210 52.4
 No 191 47.6
Have no feelings of dietary deprivation
 Yes 225 56.1
 No 176 43.9
Follow flexible eating plan
 Yes 147 36.7
 No 254 63.3
Eat fruits daily
 Yes 37 9.2
 No 364 90.8
Eat vegetables daily
 Yes 45 11.2
 No 356 88.8
Cut down butter intake
 Yes 265 66.1
 No 136 33.9
Cut down fat intake
 Yes 318 79.3
 No 81 20.7
Cut down sweet and soft drink intake
 Yes 255 63.6
 No 146 36.4
Always follow regular meal time
 Yes 128 31.9
 No 273 68.1
Overall practice
 Good 144 35.9
 Poor 257 64.1