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Background: Diabetes is a life-threatening disease that has become a global threat to public health. Hence, it is a fast-growing chronic disease that affects not only diabetic patients, but also society at large. This study examined the level of knowledge about diabetes risk factors among market women in Orisunbare Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.

Methods: A descriptive quantitative design was conducted among 274 respondents. We used a questionnaire for data collection. A descriptive analysis was performed using frequencies and percentages, and a chi-squared test was used to determine the association between knowledge and risk factors for diabetes among the respondents.

Results: Of the 274 respondents, the majority (31.0%) were between 40-49 years with a mean age of 38. The majority of respondents (78.5%) had poor knowledge of diabetes, and as many as 71.2% had poor knowledge of risk factors associated with diabetes. Furthermore, knowledge of diabetes was significantly associated with knowledge of the risk factors associated with diabetes.

Conclusion: Knowledge of diabetes among market women in Orisunbare Osogbo, Osun State, is generally poor. Therefore, this study recommends more health education and intervention among market women in Orisunbare Osogbo, Osun State.



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Adeola Oluwaseun Oshineye , Adeleke University, Nigeria

Adeola Oluwaseun Oshineye is a  lecturer at Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. He has a BSc. in Public Health and M.P.H in Public Health (Health Promotion and Disease Prevention). His research interest is in preventive care.

Chinenye Christiana Ukaenyi, Adeleke University, Nigeria

Chinenye Christiana Ukaenyi is a graduate of Adeleke University. She is a young researcher who loves writing and is interested in research in areas such as Preventive care.

James Ebun Atolagbe, Adeleke University, Nigeria

James Ebun Atolagbe is a lecturer in the Department of Public Health at Adeleke University Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. His research interests are in preventive care and primary health care.

How to Cite
Oshineye , A. O., Ukenyi, C. C., & Atolagbe, J. E. (2023). Knowledge of Diabetes Risk Factors among Market Women in Orisunbare Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. Pan-African Journal of Health and Environmental Science, 2(2), 94–107. Retrieved from


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