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Table 2 Characteristics of health centres and patients with Type 2 diabetes by jurisdiction (number & (%))

From: Duration of participation in continuous quality improvement: a key factor explaining improved delivery of Type 2 diabetes services

   Far West New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Western Australia Total
Total number health centres 6 62 44 6 14 132
Location Very remote 2 (33) 51 (82) 29 (66) 2 (33) 5 (36) 89 (67)
  Remote 1 (17) 9 (15) 4 (9) 0 2 (14) 16 (12)
  Non-remote 3 (50) 2 (3) 11 (25) 4 (67) 7 (50) 27 (20)
Governance Government 0 44 (71) 44 (100) 3 (50) 6 (43) 97 (73)
  Community-controlled 6 (100) 18 (29) 0 3 (50) 8 (57) 35 (27)
Service Population ≥500 2 (33) 35 (56) 18 (41) 1 (17) 2 (14) 58 (44)
501-999 1 (17) 12 (19) 11 (25) 2 (33) 0 26 (20)
  ≥1000 3 (50) 15 (24) 15 (34) 3 (50) 12 (86) 48 (36)
Mean % (and range) clients that did not attend in last 6 months 21 (3-47) 4 (0-22) 12 (0-45) 25 (12-49) 17 (0-50) 10 (0-50)
Duration of participation in ABCD CQI <1 year 0 14 (23) 12 (27) 2 (33) 4 (29) 32 (24)
1-2 years 0 26 (42) 19 (43) 4 (67) 6 (43) 55 (42)
>3 years 6 (100) 22 (35) 13 (30) 0 4 (29) 45 (34)
Number of patient records audited 936 4849 3407 333 1149 10674
Age (years) mean & (range) 57 (19-94) 50 (15-91) 54 (15-97) 52 (16-86) 52 (17-88) 52 (15-97)
Gender Male 441 (47) 1925 (40) 1587 (47) 136 (41) 472 (41) 4561 (43)
  Female 495 (53) 2924 (60) 1820 (53) 197 (59) 677 (59) 6113 (57)
Indigenous status Indigenous 514 (55) 4684 (97) 2347 (69) 313 (94) 1071 (93) 8929 (84)
Non-indigenous 384 (41) 127 (3) 591 (17) 20 (6) 56 (5) 1178 (11)
  Not recorded 38 (4) 38 (1) 469 (14) 0 22 (2) 567 (5)
Two or more co-morbidities 770 (82) 3570 (74) 2326 (68) 210 (63) 677 (59) 7553 (71)
Complications No complications 781 (83) 4185 (86) 2832 (83) 302 (91) 1000 (87) 9100 (85)
  1-2 complications 148 (16) 613 (13) 510 (15) 27 (8) 134 (12) 1432 (13)
  >2 complications 7 (1) 51 (1) 65 (2) 4 (1) 15 (1) 142 (1)