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Table 2 Health status data of type 2 diabetes patients in Dire Dawa public hospitals, 2018 (n = 506)

From: Self- care practices and associated factors among adult diabetic patients in public hospitals of Dire Dawa administration, Eastern Ethiopia

Characteristics Alternative response Frequency
No %
Knowledge of diabetes Good 271 53.6
Poor 235 46.4
Duration of diabetes 1–5 years 215 42.5
6–10 years 240 47.4
Greater than 10 years 51 10.1
Comorbidities Yes 199 39.3
No 307 60.7
Current treatment Oral 310 61.3
Insulin 123 24.3
Both 73 14.4
Having glucometer Yes 93 18.38
No 413 81.62
Getting DM education Yes 231 45.7
No 275 44.3
Members of Diabetes association Yes 34 6.7
No 472 93.3
Treatment satisfaction Yes 413 81.6
No 93 18.4
Having family support Yes 392 77.5
No 114 22.5
Having support from society Yes 19 3.8
No 487 96.2
Alcohol drinking Yes 35 6.9
No 471 93.1