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Table 6 Baseline characteristics of the type 2 diabetes populations (2003)

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

  Intervention region
N = 2,425
Control region
N = 1,749
P value*
% female population 52.87 55.69 0,071
Mean age (years) 67.54 ± 11.08 67.40 ± 10.73 0,692
% ≥75 28.46 27.73 0,608
% reduced co-payments 32.91 31.62 0,380
% registered with GP 62.39 65.01 0,083
% registered in diabetes centre 5.3 3.9 0.039
% insulin therapy 15.67 15.44 0,838
Mean HbA1c (01/01/2004) 7.55(7.48-7.62) 7.44(7.34-7.53) 0.057
Mean total cholesterol (01/01/2004) 199.07(197.01-201.13) 199.44(197.03-201.90) 0.812
% hospitalisation during the last year 23.71 24.71 0,600
  1. *t-test for continuous variables; Chi-square test (MH Chi-Square) for dichotomous variables