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Table 5 Proportions (%) reaching national treatment goals in five patient groups.

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 targets All (n = 1653) Norwegians (n = 1129) South Asians (n = 322) MENA b (n = 81) East Asians (n = 54) Others c (n = 67) Pd
HbA1c (≤7.5%) 68.6 72.6 56.1 68.9 71.2 58.7 <0.001
SBPa (≤140 mmHg) 69.6 63.6 86.2 80.3 71.7 82.0 <0.001
DBPa (≤85 mmHg) 80.6 79.0 84.7 87.3 73.9 86.9 0.048
S-Cholesterol (≤5.0 mmol/L) 49.7 49.3 55.1 44.2 35.3 47.7 0.061
All four targets 25.1 25.5 24.9 26.9 26.1 17.5 0.77
  1. a SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure.
  2. b Patients from Middle East/North Africa.
  3. c Patients from other regions.
  4. d p-values. Chi-squared tests were applied to identify differences between ethnic groups achieving the national targets.