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Table 2 Behavioral and clinical characteristics of type-2 diabetes mellitus patients at Dessie town hospitals, Ethiopia 2020 (n = 335)

From: Microvascular complications and its predictors among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at Dessie town hospitals, Ethiopia

Parameters Categories Number Percentage
Family history of diabetes Yes 66 19.7
No 269 80.3
Duration of diabetes ≤ 5 years 205 61.2
> 5 years 130 26.4
Medication regimen Drugs (OHA) 223 66.6
Both oral & insulin 84 25.1
Insulin only 28 8.3
Physical activity Good* 127 37.9
Poor** 208 62.1
Obesity Yes 38 11.3
No 297 88.7
Hypertension Yes 104 31.0
No 231 69.0
Adherence to diet Yes 66 19.7
No 109 84.5
Glycemic control Good 48 14.3
Poor 287 85.7
  1. OHA oral hypoglycemic agent, Good* perform at least 150 min/week (3 days) of moderate intensity exercise, Poor** had not exercised at all or perform less than 150 min/week