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Table 2 Baseline demographic characteristics of physicians (n = 151)

From: Can community retail pharmacist and diabetes expert support facilitate insulin initiation by family physicians? Results of the AIM@GP randomized controlled trial

Physicians Intervention Control pvalue*
n = 73 n = 78
Mean age in years (SD) 51.4 (8.81) 48.2 (9.06) 0.03
Male (n,%) 53 (72.6) 59 (75.6) 0.67
Urban (n,%) 56 (76.7) 61 (78.2) 0.83
Mean years in practice (SD) 26.1 (8.79) 23.1 (9.55) 0.05
No DM CME** Attendance (n,%) 21 (38.2) 7 (11.1) < 0.01
Mean number of patients per physician (SD) 2440 (1239) 2365 (1206) 0.72
Mean number of patients seen per day per physician (SD) 39.6 (13.15) 35.0 (8.95) 0.02
Mean number of patients with T2DM per physician (SD) 82.1 (38.57) 80.6 (36.30) 0.81
Did not routinely initiate insulin (n,%) 68 (93.2) 69 (88.5) 0.32
  1. *One way ANOVA or chi-square test.**CME – diabetes related continuing medical education.