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Table 2 Patient and disease characteristics of profiles of diabetes-related primary healthcare of diabetes type II patients

From: Type II diabetes patients in primary care: profiles of healthcare utilization obtained from observational data

  Diabetes-related primary healthcare
  Profile 1 Profile 2 Profile 3
high utilisation and ‘low utilisation, GP only’ ‘high utilisation,
frequent home (n=3231) GP and nurse’
visits’   (n=3097)
(n=393)   
Gender (% female) 73.5 50.8 48.0
Age    
18-34 0.3 1.7 0.5
35-44 0.8 5.9 3.7
45-54 1.0 14.3 13.2
55-64 3.3 26.3 29.4
65-74 16.8 26.1 30.6
75 and older 77.9 25.7 22.5
Urbanisation    
2500 or more addresses per square km 27.0 26.5 13.2
1500-2499 addresses per square km 20.9 27.3 31.8
1000-1499 addresses per square km 20.9 21.8 13.3
500-999 addresses per square km 14.5 11.3 15.7
<500 addresses per square km 16.8 13.1 26.0
Main medication    
No medication 16.0 32.3 25.1
Oral medication only 61.3 54.6 61.6
Oral medication and insulin 22.7 13.1 13.3
Related comorbidity    
Heart diseases 21.4 10.5 15.2
Stroke 10.7 3.3 3.2
Retinopathy 1.0 0.5 0.6
Nephropathy 6.6 1.9 2.6
Diabetic foot 2.8 2.1 1.8
Non-related comorbidity    
Depression 8.7 3.9 4.3
Lung diseases 18.1 9.0 12.0
Musculoskeletal diseases 36.4 27.0 28.0
Neurological diseases 2.0 1.2 1.1
Cancer 8.1 3.7 3.4