Table 2

Anemia and clinical characteristics of diabetes mellitus patients attending fenote Selam Hospital, West Gojam, Northwest Ethiopia, 2012
ā€ƒ Anemia
Variables (Nā€‰=ā€‰384) Frequency (%) Yes (%) No (%)
Type of diabetes mellitus
Type 1 193 (50.3) 16 (4.2) 177 (46.1)
Type 2 191 (49.7) 57 (14.8) 134 (34.9)
Duration with diabetes mellitus
<5 yrs 206 (53.6) 7 (1.8) 199 (51.8)
6-10 124 (32.6) 30 (7.8) 94 (24.5)
>11 54 (14.1) 36 (9.4) 18 (4.7)
Type of treatment
Lente insulin 224 (58.3) 23 (6.0) 201(52.3)
Metformin 160 (41.7) 50 (13.0) 110 (28.6)
Co-existing diseases
No 316 (82.3) 47 (12.2) 269 (70.1)
Yes 68 (17.7) 26 (6.8) 42 (10.9)
Fasting blood sugar
<126 105 (27.3) 7 (1.8) 98 (25.5)
>126 279 (72.7) 66 (17.2) 213 (55.5)
MCV
Normal 274 (71.4) 13 (3.4) 201 (68.0)
Decreased 110 (28.6) 60 (15.6) 50 (13.0)

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