Journal of Health Education Research & Development

ISSN: 2380-5439

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Solomon Assefa Huluka

Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, University of Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Economic Burden of Diabetic Mellitus and its Associated Factors among Patients Attending Public Regional Hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018
    Author(s): Solomon Assefa Huluka* and Melkamu Tiruneh

    The global economic burden of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is large and hindered global economic development. Thus, this study aimed to assess economic burden and its associated factors among DM patients attending public regional hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia using Institutional Institutional based cross sectional study. Among the 385 respondents (94.4% response rate) enrolled in the study, 197 (51.12%) of them were females. More than three-quarter (77.1%) of the study participants were diagnosed with type 2 DM. Majority of the participants (291; 75.6%) self-finance their expenses towards the management of DM. Average total monthly cost of DM was found to be 1035.82 Birr per patient per month. Moreover, the mean cost of study participant for laboratory test, single purchasing insulin, insulin syringe and oral anti hyperglycemic agent were found to be 5.. Read More»

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