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Table 4 Utilization and cost of diabetes testing supplies by type of diabetes and duration, Saskatchewan 2001

From: Utilization of diabetes medication and cost of testing supplies in Saskatchewan, 2001

  Number of Cases Number (%) with ≥ 1 record for testing supplies Average (SD) Number of Records Average (SD) Total (Can$)
Type 1     
   Less than 3.0 years 421 358 (85.0) 6.8 (6.8)A, C 574.51 (583.95)A, C
(% of Type 1) (10.5)    
   3.0 to 5.9 years 458 355 (77.5) 6.1 (6.8) 492.00 (552.76)
(% of Type 1) (11.4)    
   6.0 to 9.9 years 1,115 834 (74.8) 5.4 (6.3) 439.82 (559.04)
(% of Type 1) (27.8)    
   10.0 years or more 2,011 1,596 (79.4) 5.7 (6.3) 464.45 (556.35)
(% of Type 1) (50.2)    
Type 2     
   Less than 3.0 years 10,040 5,009 (49.9) 1.6 (2.6)B 106.95 (186.54)B
(% of Type 2) (26.7)    
   3.0 to 5.9 years 9,004 4,045 (44.9) 1.4 (2.5) 95.31 (189.14)
(% of Type 2) (23.9)    
   6.0 to 9.9 years 10,509 4,974 (47.3) 1.7 (2.9) 116.15 (220.99)
(% of Type 2) (27.9)    
   10.0 years or more 8,072 4,743 (58.8) 2.5 (3.6) 181.48 (286.74)
(% of Type 2) (21.5)    
  1. A p < 0.001 between duration of diabetes for type 1 diabetes using the Kruskal-Wallis Test
  2. B p < 0.001 between duration of diabetes for type 2 diabetes using the Kruskal-Wallis Test
  3. C p < 0.001 between type 1 and type 2 diabetes for each quartile of follow-up using the Kruskal-Wallis Test