Table 3: Association between some demographic factors and SMBG practice.

SMBG Practice
Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
P-value OR 95% C.I for OR
Age
≤50 24 (68.6) 11 (31.4) 0.532 1.277 0.594 – 2.746
>50 135 (63.1) 79 (36.9)
Gender
Male 56 (72.7) 21 (27.3) 0.053 1.786 0.993 – 3.213
Female 103 (59.9) 69 (40.1)
Level of education
None/Primary 37 (43.0) 49 (57.0) < 0.001 0.254 0.146 – 0.442
Post primary 122 (74.8) 41 (25.2)
Duration of DM
≤ 10 99 (61.9) 61 (38.1) 0.384 0.784 0.454 – 1.354
>10 60 (67.4) 29 (32.6)
Family history of DM
Yes 70 (64.8) 38 (35.2) 0.783 1.076 0.638 – 1.815
No 89 (63.1) 52 (36.9)
Treatment of DM
Insulin+OHA 42 (76.4) 13 (23.6) 0.031 2.126 1.071 – 4.219
Diet+OHA 117 (60.3) 77 (39.7)

OHA- Oral hypoglycaemic agents

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