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Table 3 Eating behavior of adults with type 2 diabetes by domain and item (n = 421)

From: Eating behavior among persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus in North Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Dimension with items Agreement in Likert-scalea
1 2 3 4
Food selection
 1. You choose foods that contain low to medium glycemic index in your diet 19.7 21.6 40.4 18.3b
 2. You or the person who cooks for you rarely uses saturated fats for cooking 34.4 15.9 16.9 32.8
 3. You eat fruits and vegetables every day 22.3 44.9 23.3 9.5
 4. You avoid salty diet 5.5 10.2 29.7 54.6
 5. You avoid or take alcohol in moderation 8.6 7.8 20.4 63.2
Meal planning
 6. You understand and able to arrange your right meal plan 59.6 14 18.1 8.3
 7. You understand and able to use plate methods in arranging your meal plan 65.1 20.4 12.6 1.9
 8. You understand and able to use food exchange list in arranging your meal 56.1 19.2 19.2 5.5
 9. You eat a variety of foods in every meal daily 60.1 20.9 15.9 3.1
 10. You eat 3 meals and 3 snacks a day 30.9 41.3 22.3 5.5
 11. You eat meal in the same time every day 16.4 22.1 44.9 16.6
Recognizing amount of calorie needs
 12. You know and maintain the calorie proportions you should take in each meal 70.5 21.6 6.7 1.2
 13. You weight and measure calorie of foods in each meal 69.4 23.8 6.2 0.7
 14. You consume same amount of food every day 21.1 25.2 42.2 11.2
  1. a1 - Strongly disagree, 2 - Disagree, 3 – Agree and 4 - Strongly Agree
  2. b - %