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Table 4 Patients’ Perception towards Diabetes & Relationship with Education (n = 318)

From: Diabetes knowledge and utilization of healthcare services among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Diabetes perception True (%) False (%) Don’t know (%) Statistical indices (χ2)
Education
Diabetes is a simple disease 75 (23.6) 224 (70.4) 19 (6.0) P < 0 .018*
Diabetes is a disease of rich patients 76 (23.9) 232 (73) 10 (3.1) P < 0.0001*
Diabetes causes excessive intake of sugar 98 (30.8) 177 (55.7) 43 (13.5) P < 0 .006*
Diabetes causes will of god 224 (70.4) 70 (22) 24 (7.5) P < 0 .004*
Diabetes causes death 282 (88.7) 20 (6.3) 16 (5.0) P < 0 .703
Diabetes can be cured completely 75 (23.6) 226 (71.1) 17 (5.3) P < 0 .0001*
  1. Note: *Tabulated values are significant (p < .05); not significant (p > .05)* Education (Those who completed secondary or higher education)