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Table 3 Respondents’ perceptions of consultation time and health education received by level of healthcare facility

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

Perception on consultation time and health educationTotal
n (%)
Level of healthcare facilityP-value
Secondary
n (%)
Tertiary
n (%)
Satisfied with time devoted by the HCPa during consultation.
 Yes138 (41.8)29 (16.1)109 (72.7)0.000
 No192 (58.2)151 (83.9)41 (27.3) 
Satisfied with explanation from HCPa about diabetes disease.
 Yes135 (40.9)29 (16.1)106 (70.7)0.000
 No195 (59.1)151 (83.9)44 (29.3) 
Satisfied with explanation from HCPa about dietary guidance.
 Yes134 (40.6)30 (16.7)104 (69.3)0.000
 No196 (59.4)150 (83.3)46 (30.7) 
Received health education when first diagnosed with diabetes.
 Yes319 (96.7)180 (100.0)139 (92.7)0.001
 No11 (3.3)0 (0.0)11(7.3) 
Receiving health education on routine diabetes clinic care visit.
 Yes320 (97.0)180 (100.0)140 (93.3)0.001
 No10 (3.0)0 (0.0)10 (6.7) 
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