The incidence of diabetes mellitus 2 among youths
has increased. The objectives were to assess the level of
knowledge regarding risk factor for Diabetes mellitus 2
in selected universities in Rwanda.
A descriptive cross-sectional study was done on.
The study employed both proportionate stratified
sampling and simple random sampling techniques to
select the participants. A close-ended and pretested
questionnaire was used to capture students’ information.
A total of 384 students filled the questionnaire
satisfactorily. Data was verified for comprehensiveness
and uniformity, entered in computer and coded using
SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Scientist) version 26
for data analysis.
Most of the respondents (61.5%) had moderate
level of knowledge on risk factors of Diabetes mellitus 2.
However, about a quarter (25.3%) had low level of
knowledge and those with high level of knowledge on the
same were 12.9%.
The study concludes that the overall level of
knowledge on risk factors for Diabetes mellitus 2 among
students was above average and adequate.
Keywords : [Mount Kenya University; Diabetes Mellitus 2; Knowledge]