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Table 3 Characteristics of 19442a patients identified in the EMR database between 1 April 2006 - 31 March 2008, stratified by diabetes diagnosis and sex

From: Investigating concordance in diabetes diagnosis between primary care charts (electronic medical records) and health administrative data: a retrospective cohort study

  Overall Men Women
% (unless otherwise indicated) General
N = 19442a
DMb
N = 2180
Non-DM N = 17262 DMb
N = 1174
Non-DM
N = 7868
DMb
N = 1006
Non-DM
N = 9394
Males 46.5 53.9 45.6     
Age (Mean) 42.5 45.0 42.5     
Rurality 44.0 46.1 43.7 46.4 43.3 45.7 44.1
New Immigrant c 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.4
Income        
Quintile 1-low 9.7 10.9 9.5 10.4 9.3 11.5 9.7
Quintile 5-high 32.0 30.6 32.2 30.3 32.2 31.0 32.1
Diagnoses        
Diabetes on problem list 8.5 75.8 0.0 73.3 0.0 78.7 0.0
Diabetes complication problem list d 25.5 61.7 20.9 61.6 21.4 61.7 20.5
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.2
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) 4.7 14.0 3.5 16.7 4.6 11.0 2.6
Hypertension 16.5 43.0 13.2 42.2 12.3 44.0 13.9
Family History of Diabetes 6.8 14.2 5.9 9.9 4.2 19.2 7.2
Visits to Family Physician (Mean) 8.4 11.5 7.9 10.7 7.2 12.4 8.4
Prescribed Diabetes Medications e        
Insulin Ever 1.7 15.4 0.0 16.1 0.0 14.6 0.0
Metformin Ever 6.6 52.9 0.7 53.9 0. 8 51.8 0.6
Oral hypoglycemic agents 4.7 40.4 0.1 42.3 0.0 38.1 0.2
  1. aDemographics missing for 1 patient; bDiabetes diagnosis using Definition 1.c.
  2. cNew immigrant - patients not eligible for provincial health insurance (OHIP) as of the study start date used as proxy to determine new immigrant status; dDiabetes related complication including: coronary artery disease, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, dyslipidemia, stroke/transient ischemic attack, erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular disease; eOver a 2 year time period