Table 4

Comparison of Saudi and Pakistani individuals with diabetes’ attitudes during Ramadan and Eid (frequency, percentage and p value)

CharacteristicsSaudiPakistaniP value
n%n%
Did you visit a doctor during recent Ramadan?
 No17585.89044.8<0.001*
 Yes2914.211155.2
Did you visit a doctor before recent Ramadan?
 No6732.86230.80.666
 Yes13767.213969.2
Did you break the fast a day or more because of diabetes?
 No10852.912260.70.115
 Yes9647.17939.3
Did you observe hypoglycaemia while fasting
 No13968.116984.1<0.001*
 Yes6531.93215.9
Was Eid-al-Fitr a special day for you?
 No5828.43014.90.001*
 Yes14671.617185.1
Did your blood sugar levels remain controlled during Ramadan?
 No5125.04120.40.269
 Yes15375.016079.6
Did you feel stressed or depressed on Eid day because of diabetes?
 No14571.115677.60.132
 Yes5928.94522.4
Did you perform all the activities on Eid day that you used to perform before developing diabetes?
 No6833.35728.40.278
 Yes13666.714471.6
Did you feel that you have celebrated Eid just like other people without any constraints?
 No7134.87336.30.750
 Yes13365.212863.7
Did you feel that, on Eid day, your activities were restrictive because of diabetes?
 No12360.313366.20.220
 Yes8139.76833.8
Did you feel that people had sympathy for you on Eid day?
 No13566.214873.60.102
 Yes6933.85326.4
  • *Significant p value.