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Table 2 The disease characteristic of patients with T2DM and HTN in Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, 2017 (n = 203)

From: Assessment of drug related problems among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with hypertension in Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, Harar, Eastern Ethiopia

Disease characteristics n (%)
Duration of DM (years)
 < 5 62 (30.5)
 ≥ 5–10 109 (53.7)
 ≥ 10 32 (15.8)
FBS at last visit (mg/dL)
 > 180 88 (43.3)
 140–180 45 (22.2)
 < 140 68 (33.5)
BP at last visit
 ≤ 140/80 138 (67.9)
 > 140/80 65 (32.1)
Comorbidity other than HTN (n = 122)
 Ischemic heart disease (IHD) 47 (38.6)
 Dyslipidaemia 31 (25.4)
 Heart failure 18 (14.7)
 Peripheral arterial disease 14 (11.5)
 Other* 12 (9.8)
T2DM complications (n = 144)
 Neuropathy 45 (31.2)
 Neuropathy and retinopathy 31 (21.5)
 Retinopathy 25 (17.4)
 Nephropathy 23 (16.0)
 Diabetic foot ulcer 20 (13.9)
  1. FBS fasting blood sugar, BP blood pressure
  2. aUrinary tract infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute pyelonephritis, portal HTN