A cross-sectional study on contributing risk factors and health seeking behaviour among diabetic patients attending the NCD clinic at urban health and training centre of a tertiary care institute in Durg District of Chhattisgarh, India

M. N. Alam, Shagufta Khatoon, Nirmal Verma, Laxmikant Umate


Background: About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and 1.6 million deaths each year. Global target is to halt the rise in diabetes and obesity by 2025. In context of above background study was conducted with the aim and objective to determine the risk factor and health seeking behaviour among adult’s diabetics who visited urban health and training centre (UHTC) of a tertiary care Institution.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 150 adult’s diabetics who visited NCD clinic at UHTC, of a tertiary care institution from June 2020 to May 2021. Semi open questionnaire was used. Study setting was department of community medicine, Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College, Durg, Chhattisgarh. Ethical consent was taken from institutional ethical committee and written informed consent obtained from all the participants. Data analysis done using SPSS software. Statistical significance obtained using Chi-square test at p value <0.05.

Results: About 81% of subjects had good drug compliance whereas 19% had poor compliance. About 5% had exclusively supply from hospital whereas 45% from both sources hospital and medicine shop and 50% from shop only. About 69% of subjects were involved in physical activities whereas 31% did not had any physical activities. About 45% were addicted to substance abuse. Prevalence of diabetes was maximum 38% in age group 50-60 years. The mean age of diagnosis of diabetes was 45.92±13.58 years.

Conclusions: Diabetes was maximum in late adulthood and majority were utilising both medicine shop and hospital for health care.



Adult diabetics, Health seeking, Risk factor, Smoking, Substance abuse

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