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Table 1 Characteristics of patients (n = 1653) with type 2 diabetes mellitus by ethnic background.

From: Quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes in general practice according to patients' ethnic background: a cross-sectional study from Oslo, Norway

Characteristics All (n = 1653) Norwegians (n = 1129) South Asians (n = 322) MENA a (n = 81) East Asians (n = 54) Others b (n = 67) P c
Males (n=) 828 564 160 42 21 41 0.19
Age        
   Valid cases (n=) 1653 1129 322 81 54 67  
   Mean (year)   66.4 52.3 53.1 57.7 56.6 <0.001
   95% CI   65.7 to 67.2 51.2 to 53.3 50.9 to 55.3 54.9 to 60.6 53.6 to 59.6  
Age at diagnosis        
   Valid cases (n=) 1526 1061 292 71 44 58  
   Mean (year)   59.7 44.9 47.2 52.0 49.0 <0.001
   95% CI   58.9 to 60.5 43.8 to 46.0 44.8 to 49.6 48.4 to 55.5 45.9 to 52.1  
Diabetes duration        
   Valid cases (n=) 1526 1061 292 71 44 58  
   Mean (year)   6.6 7.0 5.5 5.0 6.4 0.11
   95% CI   6.2 to 6.9 6.3 to 7.7 4.4 to 6.7 3.8 to 6.1 5.0 to 7.8  
Body Mass Index        
   Valid cases (n=) 723 501 140 37 23 22  
   Mean (kg/m2)   30.1 29.8 31.9 27.5 29.1 <0.001
   95% CI   29.6 to 30.6 29.0 to 30.7 29.4 to 34.4 26.0 to 28.9 26.6 to 31.6  
  1. a Patients from Middle East/North Africa.
  2. b Patients from other regions.
  3. c p-values. One-way ANOVAs were applied to compare mean age, diabetes duration, age at diagnosis and BMI between ethnic groups. Chi-square test was applied to compare percentage of males between ethnic groups.