Journal of Diabetes Research / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Knowledge and Lifestyle-Associated Prevalence of Obesity among Newly Diagnosed Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients Attending Diabetic Clinic at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana: A Hospital-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 2

Knowledge on understanding of obesity, ideal body weight, and methods of weight and knowledge on causes, complications, and management of obesity among type 2 diabetic patients.

General knowledge AdequateInadequateDo not know

Understanding the meaning of obesity391 (72.0%)141 (25.9%)11 (2.1%)
Ideal body weight 23 (4.2%)307 (56.6%)213 (39.2%)
Method of weight measurement 535 (98.6%)8 (1.4%)


Knowledge on causes and complicationsFrequency

Causes of obesity
 Poor diet41876.9%
 Physical inactivity36467.1%
 Insufficient sleep/stress40.7%
 Family history of obesity30756.6%
Complications on obesity
Knowledge about management
 Dietary modification47186.7%
 Physical activity37268.6%
 Regular health check-up/medication15628.7%
 Other lifestyle (alcohol intake, smoking, and sedentary activity)

Variables presented as frequency (percentages).