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Table 1 Proportion of patients for whom diabetes management activities were recorded in the electronic patient and information recall system during the audit period, and corresponding values from the final years of other studies

From: Quality improvement in practice: improving diabetes care and patient outcomes in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

  Study sites National indigenous PHC§ DAHS 2008-09
  DAHS ACCHS-2 ACCHS-3 ACCHS-4 All ACCHS
No. of patients included in the study 156 76 87 29 348   
Proportion female 66% 79% 57% 55% 66%   
Median age 55 52 46 55 52   
Age range 22 - 88 25 - 88 19 - 82 30 - 87 19 - 88   
Blood pressure 80% 80% 84% 55%* 79% 70-88 80%
HbA1c 71% 82% 59% 28% 66% 56-74 74%
Weight 72% 70% 56%* 48%* 66% 51-77 74%
Urine protein 53% 49% 52% 28%* 50% 42-63  
ACR 67% 72% 71% 31%* 66% 46-65 81%
eGFR 94% 89% 87% 48%* 88%   94%
Cholesterol 79% 76% 71% 38%* 73%   91%
Liver function tests 92% 87% 83%* 48%* 85%   
Full foot check 14% 5%* 5%* 3% 9% 4-40  
Retinal screen 35% 26% 24% 0%* 28% 29-56  
Diet and physical activity 33% 22%* 1%* 0% 20% 19-56  
Smoking assessment 48% 28%* 1%* 7%* 28% 24-92 85%
GPMP 27% 11%* 15%* 28% 20%   
  1. DAHS = Derby Aboriginal Health Service. PHC = primary health care. HbA1c = glycated haemoglobin. eGFR = estimated glomerular filtration rate. ACR = albumin creatinine ratio. GPMP = general practice management plans.
  2. *Significant difference compared with DAHS p < 0.05.
  3. §Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients treated in PHC settings [30, 3436].
  4. Final year of the “DAHS diabetes study” [28].
  5. Recorded from 1 Jan 2012 to 30 June 2012.
  6. Recorded from 1July 2011 to 30 June 2012.