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Table 3 Factors independently associated with poor self-care behaviours among T2DM patients JUTH, 2014

From: Diabetes related knowledge, self-care behaviours and adherence to medications among diabetic patients in Southwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional survey

Variables Self-care behaviour (n = 309)   COR (95%CI) AOR (95 % CI)
  Good n (%) Poor n (%)
Education Illiterate 18 (20.7) 69 (79.3) 2.7 (1.5, 4.9) 3.1(1.7, 5.8)*
Primary 10 (45.5) 12 (54.5) 1.8 (1, 3.1) 1.9(1.1, 3.6)*
20 and above 31 (27.7) 81 (72.3) 1 1
Family history Yes 31 (19.7) 45 (29.6) 0.5 (0.3, 0.9) 0.5 (0.3, 0.9)*
No 126 (80.3) 107 (70.4) 1 1
Adherence to medications High 62 (53.9) 53 (46.1) 0.5 (0.3, 0.9) 0.6 (0.3, 1.1)
Medium 68 (58.1) 49 (41.9) 0.4 (0.2, 0.7) 0.4 (0.3, 0.8)*
Low 28 (36.4) 49 (63.6) 1 1
Have glucometer at home Yes 12 (40) 18 (60) 1.7 (0.8, 3.6) 2.5 (1.1, 5.8)*
No 146 (52.3) 133 (47.7) 1 1
History of alcohol drinking Yes 4 (23.5) 13 (76.5) 3.6 (1.2, 11.4) 4.6 (1.3, 15.7)*
No 154 (52.7) 138 (47.3) 1 1
  1. * Statistically significant at P-value < = 0.05
  2. T2DM, type 2 diabetes Mellitus, JUTH Jimma University Teaching Hospital