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Table 1 Knowledge about diabetes by socio demographic and health characteristics

From: Diabetes knowledge and glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes in Bangladesh

Variables Good (235) % Average (194) % Poor (86) % Total (515) % P value
Sex
 Male 126 (53.6) 75 (38.7) 26 (30.2) 227 (44.1) <0.000
 Female 109 (46.4) 119 (61.3) 60 (69.8) 288 (55.9)
Education
 No education 9 (3.8) 29 (14.9) 27 (31.4) 65 (12.6) <0.000
 Primary education 19 (8.1) 39 (20.1) 24 (27.9) 82 (15.9)
 Secondary education 67 (28.5) 64 (33.0) 28 (32.6) 159 (30.9)
 High secondary education 140 (59.6) 62 (32.0) 7 (8.1) 209 (40.6)
Income (monthly) Bangladesh Taka (BDT)
 ≤10,000 BDT 20 (8.7) 21 (11.3) 21 (25.3) 62 (12.4) 0.02
 10,001–20,000 BDT 55 (23.9) 54 (29.0) 28 (33.7) 137 (27.5)
 20,001–30,000 BDT 52 (22.6) 28 (15.1) 14 (16.9) 94 (18.8)
 30,001–40,000 BDT 26 (11.3) 19 (10.2) 5 (6.0) 50 (10.0)
 40,001–50,000 BDT 33 (14.3) 24 (12.9) 6 (7.2) 63 (12.6)
 >50,000 BDT 44 (19.1) 40 (21.5) 9 (10.8) 93 (18.6)
Marital status
 Married 211 (89.8) 172 (88.7) 66 (76.7) 449 (87.2) 0.006
 Single 24 (10.2) 22 (11.3) 20 (23.3) 66 (12.8)
Family history of diabetes
 Yes 187 (79.6) 115 (59.3) 48 (55.8) 350 (68.0) <0.000
 No 46 (19.6) 76 (39.2) 38 (44.2) 160 (31.1)
HbA1c
 Optimal <7% 45 (32.6) 25 (26.9) 6 (17.6) 76 (28.7) 0.340
 Fair 7–8% 37 (26.8) 26 (28.0) 8 (23.5) 71 (26.8)
 Poor >8% 56 (40.6) 42 (45.2) 20 (58.8) 118 (44.5)
DM duration
 <5 years 123 (52.3) 133 (68.6) 59 (68.6) 315 (61.2) 0.001
 ≥5 years 112 (47.7) 61 (31.4) 27 (31.4) 200 (38.8)