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Table 2 Behavioral Characteristics of the Respondents

From: Study of the magnitude of diabetes and its associated risk factors among the tuberculosis patients of Morang, Eastern Nepal

CharacteristicsTB only (n = 282)TB-DM (n = 38)Total (n = 320)P-value
Use of Tobacco Product
 Current User (n = 58)Daily43 (97.7%)13 (92.9%)56 (96.6%)0.001*a
Non-Daily1 (2.3%)1 (7.1%)2 (3.4%) 
Total44 (100.0%)14 (100.0%)58 (100.0%) 
 Non-User (n = 262)Former168 (70.6%)11 (45.8%)179 (68.3%)0.013*a
Never70 (29.4%)13 (54.2%)83 (31.7%) 
Total238 (100.0%)24 (100.0%)262 (100.0%) 
Alcohol Consumption
 Current Drinker (in 30 days)Yes7 (6.4%)7 (53.8%)14 (12.0%)< 0.001*a
No97 (93.3%)6 (46.2%)103 (88.0%) 
 Drank in past (12 months)Yes107 (63.3%)13 (52.0%)126 (61.9%)0.277a
No62 (36.7%)12 (48.0%)74 (38.1%) 
 Lifetime abstainer113 (40.1%)13 (34.2%)126 (39.4%)0.488a
Mean serving of fruits and vegetables per day2.29 ± 0.632.18 ± 0.620.343c
Physical Activity
 Low Physical Activity110 (39.0%)13 (34.2%)123 (38.4%)0.178a
 Moderate Physical Activity148 (52.5%)18 (47.4%)166 (51.9%) 
High Physical Activity24 (8.5%)7 (18.4%)31 (9.7%) 
Family History of DM
 Yes71 (25.2%)24 (63.2%)95 (29.7%)< 0.001*b
 No211 (74.8%)14 (36.8%)225 (70.3%) 
  1. “*” Significant Association (P < 0.05)
  2. “a” Pearson Chi-Square, “b” Liner-by-Linear Association, “c” Independent Sample t-Test