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Table 2 Clinical and psychosocial characteristics of participant at FHRH, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 416)

From: Self-care practices and associated factors among diabetes patients attending the outpatient department in Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables   Frequency Percent
Types of diabetes mellitus
 Type 2 242 58.2
 Type 1 174 41.8
Treatment modality
 Oral hypoglycemic with insulin 32 7.7
 Only oral hypoglycemic 117 28.1
 Only insulin 266 63.9
 Only diet 6 1.3
Duration of DM (years)
  ≤ 8 291 70.0
 9–16 107 25.7
 ≥ 17 18 4.3
Taking another medication
 Yes 75 18.0
 No 341 82.0
DM complication
 Diabetes retinopathy 88 21.2
 Diabetes neuropathy 52 12.5
 Sexual dysfunction 52 12.5
 Foot ulcer 70 16.8
Social support
 Poor 209 50.2
 Moderate 138 32.2
 Strong 69 16.6