Table 1

Projected referrals for GCK genetic testing in a multiethnic GDM cohort using the NSC compared with the SSC applied in pregnancy

Projected referrals for GCK testing using SSC, n (%)Projected referrals for GCK testing using NSC, n (%)Reduction in referrals using NSC compared with SSC, %
GDM cohort (n = 4,415)627 (14.2)271 (6.1)57
Ethnic breakdown
Anglo-Celtic (n = 960)147 (15.3)31 (3.2)79
 European (n = 449)71 (15.8)16 (3.6)77
 Southeast Asian (n = 1,796)185 (10.3)*143 (8.0)*22
 Indian (n = 453)73 (16.1)34 (7.5)*53
 Arabic (n = 234)39 (16.7)14 (6.0)64
 Aboriginal (n = 52)11 (21.2)1 (1.9)99
 Islander (n = 126)44 (34.9)*2 (1.6)99
 Other (n = 345)57 (16.5)30 (8.7)*47
  • *P < 0.003 for the difference between these ethnic groups and Anglo-Celtic women.