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Table 2 Vision-related characteristics of participants at Dessie town Hospitals, Northeast Ethiopia, 2020 (n = 322)

From: Visual impairment and its predictors among people living with type 2 diabetes mellitus at Dessie town hospitals, Northeast Ethiopia: institution-based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Have trouble in adjusting light (night blindness) Yes 46 14.3
No 276 85.7
Regular follow-up Yes 264 82
No 58 18
Duration of diabetes (years) Newly diagnosed 24 7.5
≤5 173 53.7
> 5 up to 24 125 25.8
Treatment (n = 296) OHA without insulin 201 67.9
Both of OHA and insulin 73 24.7
Insulin only 22 7.4
Regular exercise Good* 123 38.2
Poor* 199 61.8
BMI (kg/m2) Underweight 5 1.5
Normal 159 49.4
Overweight 121 37.6
Obese 37 11.5
Comorbid hypertension Yes 98 30.4
No 224 69.6
Glycemic control Good 135 41.9
Poor 187 58.1
  1. Note: OHA Oral Hypoglycemic Agent