TABLE 2.

Factors in Diabetes Care and Percentage of Proper Sharps Disposal

Type of Diabetes*Interval Duration of Diagnosis (years)Form of TreatmentDisposal Training§Confidence in Correct Disposal||
Type 1Type 2<30≥30NoninjectableInjectableNurseOtherNoneConfidentNot confident
n37101119223911235395210545
Correctly disposed (%)7354633651627469447229
Incorrectly disposed (%)2746376449382631562871
  • * P = 0.1600;

  • P = 0.0495;

  • P = 0.2572;

  • § P = 0.0072;

  • || P <0.0001.