Table 3

Proportion of Canadian adults age 20 years or older with type 2 diabetes (n=2,682) who engage in self-management behaviors by receipt of health professional advice for the behavior
Ever engaged in respective self-management behavior change
Health professional advice received (past 12 months) n % (95% CI) P value
Diet
   Yes (n=1141) 1071 95.7 (94.2, 97.1)
   No (n=1534) 1320 85.0 (81.8, 88.1) P < 0.0001
   Missing = 7
Physical activity or exercise
   Yes (n=1618) 1263 79.5 (76.4, 82.7)
   No (n=1056) 645 60.7 (55.8, 65.6) P < 0.0001
   Missing = 8
Weight control
   Yes (n=1466) 1383 94.7 (92.7, 96.7)
   No (n=1196) 1055 88.9 (85.7, 92.1) P = 0.002
   Missing =20
Quitting smoking (among smokers, n=509)
   Yes (n=331) 132 43.3 (34.5, 52.2)
   No (n=122) 33 36.6 (18.5, 54.7) * P = 0.5
   Missing = 56
Limiting alcohol consumption (among those who reported drinking more than 9 drinks per week for women or 14 drinks per week for men in the previous 12 months n=102)
   Yes (n=33) 74.6 (49.7, 99.6) *
   No (n=57) 40.2 (19.2, 61.1) * P = 0.04
   Missing = 12

*- Interpret with caution (coefficient of variation 16.6% to 33.3%).

‡ - Too unreliable to be reported (coefficient of variation > 33.3% or n<30.

Agborsangaya et al.

Agborsangaya et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:451   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-451

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