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Table 3 Proportions (%) of patients receiving hypoglycaemic, anti-hypertensive and statin therapy.

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

Treatment groups All (n = 1653) Norwegians (n = 1129) South Asians (n = 322) MENA a (n = 81) East Asians (n = 54) Others b (n = 67) P c
Diet alone 24.7 27.9 16.1 21.0 20.4 19.4 <0.001
Oral agents 56.1 54.8 57.8 61.7 61.1 58.2 0.19
Insulin and oral agents 9.5 7.5 16.1 7.4 5.6 16.4 0.001
Insulin alone 9.7 9.7 9.9 9.9 13.0 6.0 0.66
Anti-hypertensive therapy 61.1 69.4 43.2 34.6 44.4 53.7 <0.001
Statin therapy 39.0 42.8 35.7 24.7 22.2 22.4 <0.001
  1. a Patients from Middle East/North Africa.
  2. b Patients from other regions.
  3. c p-values. Chi-squared tests were applied to identify differences between ethnic groups receiving treatment.