Journal of Diabetes Research / 2016 / Article / Tab 8

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 8

Association between level of knowledge of obesity and prevalence of obesity among type 2 diabetic patients.

Anthropometric indicatorsGeneral knowledge of obesityχ2, df ( value)
Adequate Inadequate Do not know
( = 391)( = 141)( = 11)

BMI classification9.917, 6 (0.1282)
 Underweight9 (2.3)5 (3.5)0 (0.0)
 Normal 101 (25.8)38 (27.0)3 (27.3)
 Overweight198 (50.6)73 (51.8)2 (18.2)
 Obese83 (21.2)25 (17.7)6 (54.5)
WC 42.77, 4 (<0.0001)
 Normal113 (28.9)57 (40.4)2 (18.2)
 Overweight 187 (47.8)33 (23.4)0 (0.0)
 Obese91 (23.3)51 (36.2)9 (81.8)
WHR13.26, 4 (0.0101)
 Normal121 (30.9)51 (36.2)3 (27.3)
 Overweight 193 (49.4)49 (34.8)3 (27.3)
 Obese77 (19.7)41 (29.1)5 (45.5)
WHtR26.37, 2 (<0.0001)
 Normal303 (77.5)85 (60.3)3 (27.3)
 Obese88 (22.5)56 (39.3)8 (72.7)

Values are presented in frequency with percentages in parenthesis. Chi-square value (χ2), df ( value). BMI: body mass index; WC: waist circumference; WHR: waist to hip ratio; WHtR: waist to height ratio.