Table 1—

Characteristics of GPs and patients at baseline

IGRG
GP characteristics
n225
 Mean total number of patients2,489.4 ± 475.72,499.6 ± 511.0
 Mean number of diabetic patients34.6 ± 21.628.6 ± 13.9
Patient characteristics
n31277
 Age (years)67.8* (10.2)64.5 (10.3)
 Sex (M/F)48/5253/47
 Mean duration of diabetes (years)6.3 (5.2)6.5 (6.2)
 Mode of treatment
  Diet only29.831.2
  OHA68.363.6
  Insulin1.62.6
  Insulin plus OHA0.32.6
 HbA1c (%)7.8 (2.0)7.7 (2.2)
 Systolic BP (mmHg)155 (22)156 (23)
 Diastolic BP (mmHg)86* (11)89 (12)
 TC (mmol/l)6.1 (1.2)5.8 (0.9)
 HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)1.18 (0.34)1.16 (0.33)
 Triglycerides (mmol/l)2.1 (1.3)2.0 (1.2)
 BMI (kg/m2)27.3 (4.3)27.1 (4.5)
  • Data are mean ± SD or %. OHA, oral hypoglycemic drug.

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    * P < 0.05.