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Table 3 Univariate analysis of factors associated with DSMES Score of patients with diabetes in MSF clinics in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

From: A cross-sectional assessment of diabetes self-management, education and support needs of Syrian refugee patients living with diabetes in Bekaa Valley Lebanon

Variable Coefficient 95% CI p-value
Age −0.05 − 0.07, − 0.03 < 0.001
Duration of Diabetes 0.13 0.08, 0.17 < 0.001
Sex
 Male Base category   
 Female −0.18 − 0.77, 0.41 0.555
Type of Diabetes
 Type 1 Base category   
 Type 2 −2.33 −3.38, −1.27 < 0.001
Level of Education
 None Base category   
 Primary 0.65 0.04, 1.26 0.037
 Secondary 2.12 1.03, 3.21 < 0.001
 Post-secondary 1.27 −0.31, 2.85 0.114
Previous Diabetes Education
 None Base category   
 Received 1.28 0.72, 1.83 < 0.001
Years with Known Diabetes
 1 or less Base category   
 2–3 0.46 −0.78, 1.70 0.465
 4–5 0.58 −0.56, 1.71 0.318
 6–9 2.23 1.10, 3.35 < 0.001
 10 or more 2.36 1.31, 3.40 < 0.001
Ramadan Fasting
 No Base category   
 Yesa − 0.78 −1.42, − 0.15 0.016
Having A Confidant for Diabetes
 No Base category   
 Yes 1.07 0.51, 1.64 < 0.001
Insulin Use
 No Base category   
 Yes 2.19 1.57, 2.80 < 0.001
Oral Medication Use
 No Base category   
 Yes −2.12 −2.96, −1.29 < 0.001
Self-measurement of Blood Glucose
 No Base category   
 Yes 1.14 0.45, 1.83 0.001
Diabetes Diagnosed During Syrian Conflict
 No Base category   
 Yes −2.02 −2.60, −1.44 < 0.001
  1. a Combination of full and partial fasting
  2. p-value are statistically significant