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Table 1 Characteristics of Type-2 diabetic patients.

From: Performance of two questionnaires to measure treatment adherence in patients with Type-2 Diabetes

CHARACTERISTICS Type-2 diabetic patients
n = 238
Sociodemographic characteristics
Gender
n (%)  
   Female   148 (62.2)
   Male   90 (37.8)
Education level (years) n (%)  
   Basic education (6c)   189 (79.4)
   Intermediate level (7 to 9)   24 (10.1)
   Higher education (10≥)   25 (10.5)
Civil status n (%)  
   Singled   13 (5.5)
   Married/Free union   182 (76.5)
   Divorced/Widow (er)   43 (18.0)
Age mean (SD) 58.7 (9.6)
Clinical characteristics   
Hypertension n (%)  
   Yes   150 (63.0)
   No   88 (37.0)
Prescription n (%)  
   Monotherapy   81 (34.0)
   Polytherapy   157 (66.0)
Duration of diabetes in years
(since first diagnosis)
median (quartiles) 6 (3–12)
Fasting glucose mmol/L median (quartiles) 8.8 (6.9–11.9)
HbA1c % mean (SD) 8.8 (2.3)
   Medications
n = 407
Treatment adherence n (%)  
   Good   110 (27.0)
   Poor   297 (73.0)
Medical prescription Knowledge n (%)  
   Strong   210 (51.6)
   Weak   197 (48.4)
Attitude to treatment Adherence n (%)  
   Positive   207 (50.9)
   Negative   200 (49.1)
Combination of knowledge and attitude n (%)  
   Good   112 (27.5)
   Poor   295 (72.5)