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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of the intervention and the control region (2003)

From: Effectiveness of the introduction of a Chronic Care Model-based program for type 2 diabetes in Belgium

  Intervention region Control region
Geographical   
Inhabitants 76,799 68,663
Population density (n/km²) 984 827
Socio-economic   
Female population (%) 50.8 50.6
Mean age (years) 41,32 40.63
Population over 65 years (%) 18.1 16.2
Foreigners (%) 1.9 3.5
Employment rate (men) (%)* 75.2 74.9
Employment rate (women) (%)* 61.5 58.5
Mean income (%)** 104.7 98.4
Health care facilities   
GP to population ratio 1:972 1:1069
Hospitals in the region 2 2
Number of endocrinologists 3 2
  1. *Proportion of men and women employed in relation to the available workforce in the region.
  2. **Mean income in relation to the mean income in Flanders.