Table 5: Association between SMBG practice and the presence of chronic diabetic complications.

SMBG Practice
Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
P-value OR 95% C.I for OR
Retinopathy
Present 49(39.2) 24(33.3)
0.412 1.289 0.702 – 2.367
Absent 76(60.8) 48(66.7)
Foot ulcer
Yes 5 (3.1) 4 (4.4) 0.599 0.698 0.183 – 2.669
No 154 (96.9) 86 (95.6)
Stroke
Yes 6 (3.8) 2 (2.2) 0.510 1.725 0.341 – 8.733
No 153 (96.2) 88 (97.8)
History of dialysis
Yes 1 (0.6) 0 (0.0) NA NA NA
No 158 (99.4) 90 (100.0)
Neuropathy
≤ 10 59 (37.1) 29 (32.2) 0.439 1.241 0.718 – 2.144
>10 100 (62.9) 61 (67.8)

*NA = Not applicable

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