Sr. No Variable Category Frequency
NO %
1 Age in which diabetes mellitus (DM) start 25-39 years 114 38.0
40-54 years 122 40.7
55-69 years 64 21.3
2 Duration of DM less than 5 years 207 69.0
6-10 years 59 19.7
11 and above years 34 11.3
3 Family History of DM No 232 77.3
Yes 68 22.7
4 Treatment intensity Oral hypoglycemic agent 124 41.3
Insulin therapy 176 58.7
5 Currently do you haveglucometry at home No 256 85.3
Yes 44 14.7
6 Diabetes Complication No 262 87.3
Yes 38 12.7
7 Diabetes knowledge level Poor Knowledge 168 56.0
Good knowledge 132 44.0
Table 2: Health status and diabetes knowledge data of respondents study done in Ayder referral and Mekelle hospitals, 2012/13 (N=300)