Table 2: Clinical characteristics of type 2 diabetic outpatients in Black Lion General Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013. ().

VariableCategoryFrequencyPercent (%)

Diabetes treatment regimenSingle insulin10840.9
Combined insulin124.5
Insulin plus oral hypoglycemic3011.4
Oral hypoglycemic11443.2

Duration of diabetes (years)<=810138.3
9–169636.4
17+6725.4

Duration of diabetes treatment (years)<=810539.8
9–169335.2
17+6625.0

Comorbid diseaseaCardiovascular disease14178.3%
Respiratory disease179.4%
Renal disease137.2%
Neurologic disease42.2%
Other comorbid disease8044.4%

Complication of diabetesbDiabetic retinopathy14069.7%
Diabetic nephropathy6934.3%
Diabetic neuropathy8341.3%
Sexual dysfunction6934.3%

Body mass index<=24.913250.0
25.0–29.99837.1
>=303412.9

Fasting blood glucose<=1003412.9
101–1265219.7
>=12717867.4

Number of comorbidities08331.4
1-215558.7
>=3269.8

Number of prescribed medication administrations per day<=47729.2
5-611342.8
7+7428.0

Number of diabetic complications06524.6
1-214856.1
>=35119.3

Physical disabilityYes13250.0
No13250.0

Medication burden≤37729.2
≥418770.8

a: number of respondents is 180 and b: number of respondents is 201.