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Table 4 Univariate analysis for association of health seeking behaviour with diabetic foot syndrome (n = 620)

From: Community based study to assess the prevalence of diabetic foot syndrome and associated risk factors among people with diabetes mellitus

Variables Diabetic foot syndrome Unadjusted OR
95% CI
P value
Absent
(n = 299)
n (%)
Present
(n = 321)
n (%)
System of medicine (n = 617)
 Allopathy 286 (96.0) 309 (96.9) 1 0.510
 Ayurveda 9 (3.0) 5 (1.6) 0.51 (0.17–1.55)
 Both 3 (1.0) 5 (1.6) 1.54 (0.36–6.51)
Medications for DM (n = 603)
 Oral hypoglycemic agents 270 (93.4) 270 (86.0) 1 < 0.001
 Insulin 4 (5.2) 26 (8.3) 4.50 (1.50–13.47)
 Combined (OHAs+Insulin) 15 (1.4) 18 (5.7) 1.73 (0.89–3.34)
Adherence to medicationsa
 Yes 286 (95.7) 310 (96.6) 1 0.917
 No 13 (4.3) 11 (3.4) 1.28 (0.56–2.90)
Frequency of consultationb
 Regular 246 (82.3) 258 (80.4) 1 0.607
 Irregular 53 (17.7) 63 (19.6) 1.13 (0.75–1.69)
Level of care (n = 605)
 Primary 182 (61.7) 105 (52.9) 1 0.043
 Secondary 84 (28.5) 68 (38.1) 1.55 (1.09–2.21)
 Tertiary 29 (9.8) 12 (9.0) 1.07 (0.61–1.87)
  1. aAdherence to medication: Subject was considered adherent to medication, if he/she is taking prescribed medicines for 6 days or more in a week
  2. bPhysician consultation was considered regular if he/she is consulting physician once in 3 months or less
  3. p < 0.05 is considered to be statistically significant