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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of diabetic patients attending Felegehiwot referral Hospital, Diabetic Clinic (n = 421), Bahirdar, Northwest Ethiopia, July 2017

From: Suicidal plan, attempt, and associated factors among patients with diabetes in Felegehiwot referral hospital, Bahirdar, Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency Percentage
Type of DM
 Type1 58 13.8
 Type 2 363 86.2
Duration since DM dx
 < 5 years 257 61
 > =5 years 164 39
Current DM treatment
 Insulin 184 43.7
 Insulin and oral agents 57 13.6
 Oral hypoglycemic agents 180 42.8
Comorbid medical illness
 HTN 44 10.5
 HIV 6 1.5
 Asthma 3 0.65
 Renal diseases 3 0.65
 No medical illness 365 86.7
Complication due to DM
 Yes 18 4.3
 No 401 95.2
Glycemic control
  Poor 205 48.7
 Good 216 51.3
Medication adherence
 low 85 20.2
 Medium 167 39.7
 High 169 40.1
Moderate physical activity
 Yes 129 30.6
 No 292 69.4
Co morbid depression
 Yes 163 38.7
 No 258 61.3
Body mass index(kg/m2)
 < 18.5 40 9.5
 18.5–24.9 333 79.1
 ≥ 25.00 48 11.4
 Family history of suicidal attempt
 Yes 15 3.6
 No 406 96.4