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Table 4 Follow-up of abnormal clinical findings at participating health centres

From: Variation in quality of preventive care for well adults in Indigenous community health centres in Australia

  NT Top End NT Central Australia Far West
NSW**
WA North QLD Total
Abnormal findings and follow ups Mean percentages ± SE
(range between health centres)
  
Total No. of centres | adults 24 | 708 9 | 267 5 | 150 7 | 210 17 | 504 62 | 1839
Total number of adults with recorded BP readings 507 201 83 137 379 1307
Percentage of adults with BP
readings ≥ 140/90 mmHg
9% ± 2%
(0%-28%)
8% ± 2%
(4%-24%)
24% ± 7%
(0%-43%)
9% ± 2%
(0%-16%)
27% ± 6%
(7%-100%)
15% ± 2%*
(0%-100%)
Percentage of adults with an
abnormal BP who had a repeated
BP check and/or subsequent
management plan
9% ± 5%
(0%-100%)
13% ± 11%
(0%-100%)
29% ± 17%
(0%-67%)
21% ± 16%
(0%-100%)
32% ± 6%
(0%-100%)
19% ± 4%*
(0%-100%)
Total number of adults with recorded urine dipstick tests 303 123 19 72 212 729
Percentage of adults having
positive protein in urine tests
16% ± 3%
(0%-50%)
17% ± 6%
(0%-60%)
17% ± 9%
(0%-50%)
17% ± 7%
(0%-50%)
30% ± 6%
(0%-92%)
20% ± 2%*
(0%-92%)
Percentage of adults with an
abnormal urine test who had a
subsequent ACR test and/or
management plan
20% ± 8%
(0%-100%)
38% ± 18%
(0%-100%)
0%
(-)
0%
(-)
37% ± 8%
(0%-100%)
25% ± 5%
(0%-100%)
Total number of adults with recorded blood glucose readings 396 150 53 111 319 1029
Percentage of adults with glucose
readings ≥ 5.5 mmol/L
33% ± 5%
(0%-89%)
35% ± 8%
(10%-67%)
23% ± 12%
(0%-67%)
19% ± 5%
(0%-35%)
53% ± 5%
(10%-94%)
37% ± 3%*
(0%-94%)
Percentage of adults with an
abnormal glucose tests who had a
repeated glucose test and/or
subsequent management plan
22% ± 6%
(0%-88%)
11% ± 8%
(0%-75%)
19% ± 10%
(0%-33%)
14% ± 9%
(0%-50%)
23% ± 6%
(0%-100%)
19% ± 3%
(0%-100%)
  1. * P < 0.05 for comparison between regions.
  2. ** Further analyses showed no statistically significant differences in measures between Indigenous and non-Indigenous adults in Far West NSW.
  3. Percentages are based on standard stratified samples from each health centre with equal numbers of males and females in three age bands and are not weighted for population size.
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