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Table 4 Perceptions of diabetes among study participants

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

Perceptions Male Female Total p value
Cause
 Food habit 59 (25.99) 43 (14.93) 102 (19.80) 0.002
 Genetic 50 (22.02) 46 (15.97) 96 (18.64) 0.08
 Lack of physical activity 70 (30.75) 55 (19.09) 125 (24.26) <0.001
 Obesity 17 (7.50) 30 (10.40) 47 (9.10) 0.252
 Medication 7 (3.08) 7 (2.43) 14 (2.71) 0.651
 Blood sugar 7 (3.08) 3 (1.04) 10 (1.94) 0.095
 Others 7 (3.08) 8 (2.77) 15 (2.91) 0.838
Management
 Diet 166 (73.1) 215 (74.65) 381 (73.79) 0.695
 Physical activity 168 (74.00) 181 (62.84) 349 (67.76) 0.007
 Medication 47 (20.70) 34 (11.80) 81 (15.72) 0.006
 Follow physician advice 14 (6.16) 16 (5.55) 30 (5.82) 0.769
 Discipline 4 (1.76) 1 (0.34) 5 (0.97) 0.104
Complications
 Kidney problems 99 (43.6) 100 (34.7) 199 (38.6) 0.04
 Eye problems 87 (38.32) 86 (29.86) 173 (33.59) 0.043
 Heart diseases 58 (25.55) 40 (13.88) 98 (19.02) 0.001
 Blood pressure 10 (4.40) 12 (4.16) 22 (4.27) 0.894
 Bone and joint problems 14 (6.16) 41 (14.23) 55 (10.67) 0.003
 Liver problems 20 (8.81) 23 (7.98) 43 (8.34) 0.737
 Neurological problems 15 (6.60) 19 (6.59) 34 (6.60) 0.996
 Dermatology problems 11 (4.84) 18 (6.25) 29 (5.63) 0.493
 Obesity 3 (1.32) 3 (1.04) 6 (1.16) 0.769
 Others 109 (48.01) 111 (38.54) 220 (42.71) 0.031