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Table 4 Demographic and clinical profile and the frequency of forgone care

From: Forgone care in patients with type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency (Percent) The history of forgone care % ϰ2 P-value
Gender Male 384 (33.7) 47.3 1.17 .27
Female 755 (66.3) 43.9
Age <  40 127 (11.2) 50.8 3.19 .20
40–60 527 (46.3) 46.0
>  60 485 (42.6) 42.4
Marital status Married 933 (81.9) 43.7 3.57 .059
Single 206 (18.1) 51.0
Income status <  1500 international $ 397 (52.5) 44.9 .36 .54
>  1500 international $ 359 (47.5) 42.7
Education status Illiterate 473 (41.5) 48.6 6.81 .07
Reading and writing ability 407 (35.7) 44.4
Diploma 195 (17.1) 37.6
Academic education 64 (5.6) 44.4
Habitant status Urban 1003 (88.1) 45.2 .27 .60
Rural 135 (11.9) 42.9
Type of basic health insurance Iranian health insurance 707 (64.4) 47.7 2.21 .13
Social security 391 (35.6) 43.0
Supplementary health insurance status Yes 430 (39.1) 40.4 6.43 .01
No 669 (60.9) 48.0
Chronicity (in years) of DM <  5 year 421 (37.1) 48.0 2.50 .28
5 to 10 years 260 (22.9) 42.5
>  10 years 455 (40.1) 43.6
Type of current treatment Oral pills 619 (54.3) 45.8 .87 .64
Insulin 449 (39.4) 44.7
Change in lifestyle (change in diet and physical activity) 71 (6.2) 40.0
Presence of co-morbidity or complications Yes 867 (76.1) 47.2 6.64 .01
No 272 (23.9) 38.2
Hospitalization due to complications of DM in the past year Yes 344 (30.2) 51.2 7.50 .006
No 795 (69.8) 42.4
Disease severity Sever 669 (58.7) 51.7 35.71 < .0001
Moderate 232 (20.4) 29.6
Mild 238 (20.9) 41.2