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Table 1 The number of passages coded for the ten most frequently mentioned patient factors and their sources

From: Primary care management of diabetes in a low/middle income country: A multi-method, qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to care

Patient factors Total Researcher Doctors Paramedical staff Patients Others
Financial constraints 69 7 26 5 24 7
Compliance with medication 68 20 23 10 12 3
Compliance with diet 63 9 19 13 17 5
Patient education 57 8 24 4 7 14
Gender issues 52 10 13 9 14 6
Use of alternative medicine 43 3 17 5 15 3
Attendance at clinics 35 13 11 8 0 3
Compliance with referrals 27 9 14 3 0 1
Knowledge of diabetes 27 13 2 1 9 2
Also attend other places 23 13 4 4 0 2
  1. Others: Directors, doctors at the national program centre and other key informants