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Table 4 Response distribution of practice on DM complications related questions among Type 2 adult DM patients at Addis Zemen District Hospital, Gondar, Ethiopia, April, 2019

From: Attitude, practice and its associated factors towards Diabetes complications among type 2 diabetic patients at Addis Zemen District hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

VariablesFrequencies%
Forget to take medicine/ insulin
 Yes12230.3
 No28069.7
Careless at times about taking medicine
 Yes11428.4
 No28871.6
Stop taking medicine when feel better
 Yes10927.1
 No29372.9
Stop taking medicine when feel worse
 Yes17944.5
 No22355.5
Physical work or exercise in the last week
 Never18646.3
 Once a week4310.7
 2–3 times per week9924.6
 Almost daily5313.2
 Daily215.2
Duration of physical work or exercise
 < 10 Minutes/day5714.2
 10-20 Minutes/day7418.4
 20-30 Minutes/day369.0
 > 30 Minutes/day4912.2
Diet modification according to the recommendations of physician
Yes34886.6
No5413.4
Monitoring blood glucose
 Self- monitoring6816.9
 Local pharmacy123.0
 Hospital32280.1
Barriers for self-blood glucose monitoring
 Too expensive12831.8
 Too painful61.5
 Don’t know how to test7719.2
 Other*12330.6
Frequency of blood glucose monitoring
Monthly15137.6
Every 2 month16541.0
Every 3 month8621.4
checking feet
 Never4110.2
 Daily23959.5
 Once a week61.5
 Rarely11628.9
Drinking alcohol
 Never18846.8
 Weekly348.5
 2–3 times weekly5012.4
 Nearly every day297.2
 Rarely10125.1
Cigarette smoking
 Yes133.2
 No38996.8
Wearing footwear during exercise as recommended by health professionals
 Yes19648.8
 No20651.2
Type of water used to wash feet
 Cold water35488.1
 Warm water but not hot4811.9
care during cutting toe nails
 Yes18345.5
 No21954.5
Periodic kidney examination
 Yes12029.9
 No28270.1
Regular checkup of eye by eye specialist
 Yes317.7
 No37192.3
Practice level
 Good practice19648.8
 Poor practice20651.2
  1. Abbreviations: DM = Diabetic mellitus *Incontinence, lack of motivation, frustration
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