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Table 1 Characteristics of clinical record audit sample at baseline (N = 295)

From: Improving organisational systems for diabetes care in Australian Indigenous communities

Characteristic Number (%), mean ± SD or median (interquartile range)
Median age (range), years 48 (16–87)
Men 116 (39%)
Median duration of diabetes*, years 5.7 (2.6, 8.7)
Current smokers 107 (36%)
Diagnosis of hypertension in medical record 140 (47%)
Diagnosis of hyperlipidaemia in medical record 84 (28%)
Any microvascular complications 124 (42%)
Any macrovascular complications 57 (19%)
Medical comorbid conditions§  
   0 86 (29%)
   1 81 (27%)
   2 63 (21%)
   3 43 (15%)
   4+ 22 (8%)
Attended health centre in last 3 months 226 (77%)
Attended health centre in last 12 months 270 (92%)
Reasons for last attendance during prior 12 months  
   Chronic illness care 164 (61%)
   Acute care 88 (33%)
   Sexual health or immunisation 18 (6%)
  1. * Exclude 85 patients (29% of the total sample) whose date of diagnosis of diabetes was not documented in medical record.
  2. † Microvascular complications include any retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, renal disease, foot ulcer or amputation noted in the medical record.
  3. ‡ Macrovascular complications include any coronary artery disease or stroke noted in the medical record.
  4. § Medical comorbid conditions include hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, or any micro and macrovascular complications mentioned above.