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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the respondents by level of healthcare facility (N = 330)

From: Clinical characteristics and health care received among patients with type 2 diabetes attending secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities in Mwanza Region, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Clinical characteristics of respondentsTotal
n (%)
Level of healthcare facilityP-value
Secondary n(%)Tertiary n (%)
Duration of the diabetes (years)0.000
  ≤ 5108 (32.7)41 (22.8)67 (44.7) 
 6–10121 (36.7)63 (35.0)58 (38.7) 
  > 10101 (30.6)76 (42.2)25 (16.7) 
Body mass index (BMI) status1.000
 Non obese22 (6.7)12 (6.7)10 (6.7) 
 Obese308 (93.3)168 (93.3)140 (93.3) 
Blood pressure (B. P) status
 Normal121 (36.7)64 (35.6)57 (38.0)0.731
 Hypertension209 (63.3)116 (64.4)93 (62.0) 
Suffering from diabetes related complicationsa0.000
 No113 (34.2)84 (46.7)29 (19.3) 
 Yes217 (65.8)96 (53.3)121 (80.7) 
Random blood glucose (RBG) status0.005
 Normal14 (4.2)2 (1.1)12 (8) 
 Hyperglycemia316 (95.8)178 (98.9)138 (92) 
Having a glucometer0.000
 No108 (32.7)107 (57.4)1 (0.7) 
 Yes222 (67.3)73 (40.6)149 (99.3) 
  1. aImpaired vision, lower-extremity amputations, skin ulcerations, erectile dysfunction and impaired feet sensation