Knowledge, Health Practices, and Diabetes Mellitus II Tendency

Eunice Carpizo, Dina Galang

Abstract


This study determined relationship of knowledge and health practices of the respondents to diabetes mellitus II tendency. It further determined the influence of the demographic and health profile to diabetes mellitus II tendency. Data from 101 respondents were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results of the correlation analysis reveal that demographic profile such as education and income has a strong positive correlation but age has negative correlation to knowledge. Knowledge is strongly correlated to health practices when treated as a whole. However, when knowledge was correlated with the individual dimensions of health practices, only dietary intake emerged to be related. Age, body mass index, and waist-to-hip ratio showed a positive relationship and education indicated a negative relationship when demographic and health profiles were correlated to diabetes mellitus II tendency. However, health practices and their dimension, when correlated to diabetes mellitus II tendency, did not show any relationship. The predictors of diabetes mellitus II tendency, based on the model generated by AMOS, were age and body mass index . When the two are combined as one variable, it could explain a total of 22% of the magnitude of variance in diabetes mellitus II tendency.

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