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Table 2 Diabetes related characteristics in diabetic patients at Debre Markos referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia 2017(n = 394)

From: Self-reported hypoglycemia in adult diabetic patients in East Gojjam, Northwest Ethiopia: institution based cross-sectional study

Variables Characteristics Number (%)
Type of Diabetes Type 1 211 (53.6)
Type 2 183 (46.4)
Duration of diabetes < 2 years 89 (22.6)
2–4 years 137 (34.8)
5–9 years 98 (24.9)
10–14 years 46 (11.7)
≥15 years 24 (6.1)
Type of medication for both types of diabetes Glibenclamide 5 (1.3)
Metformin 48 (12.2)
Glibencamide and Metformin 55 (14)
NPH insulin only 245 (62.2)
NPH and Regular insulin 8 (2)
NPH insulin and Metformin 33 (8.4)
Type of medication for both types of diabetes in summary OHA 108 (27.4)
Insulin 253 (64.2)
OHA and Insulin 33 (8.4)
Type of medication for type 2 diabetes OHA 108 (59.0%)
Insulin 54 (29.5%)
OHA and Insulin 21 (11.5%)
FBS level during visit (mg/dl) < 70 22 (5.6)
70–130 173 (43.9)
131–180 98 (24.9)
181–250 61 (15.5)
> 250 40 (10.2)
  1. *mg/dl milligrams per deciliter