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Table 1 Non-systematic review of evidence on data collection performance in primary care of diabetes derived from national and international benchmark cross sectional studies

From: Data collection of patients with diabetes in family medicine: a study in north-eastern Italy

Country, year [reference] Italy, 2004 [8] Italy, 2008 [9] Italy, 2006 [10] Italy, 2009 [10] UK, 2005–6 [7] UK, 2006–7 [7] UK, 2007–8 [7] Australia, 2008 [11]
Area extension Local (Ascoli) Local (Ravenna) Country wide Country wide Country wide Country wide Country wide Country wide
Voluntary recruitment Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
N physicians involved 26 6 755 862 - - 5359 20
Reference period (months) 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 15
Diabetes prevalence (%) 5.3 5.4 7.4 6.7 - 3.8 3.9 6.5
Blood pressure (%)a - 24 44.7 44.5 86 91 94 88
BMI (%)a - 13 32.2 38.7 81 85 88 -
Smoking habits (%)a - - 74.3 83.6 79 86 87 -
Total Cholesterol (%)a - - - - - - - -
LDL Cholesterol (%)a 70 40 24.1 33.7 81 88 90 87
Microalbuminuria (%)a - 26 22.4 30.2 48 60 63 -
Creatinine (%)a - - 66.1 66.7 83 89 91 -
Creatinine clearance (%)a - - - - - - - -
Glycated haemoglobin (%)a 50 39 60.2 63.3 83 88 91 -
Foot examination (%)a 2 - - - 64 72 78 -
Eye examination (%)a 25 - 42.9 42.0 61 66 67 -
Urine test (%) - - - - - - - -
  1. BMI body mass index, LDL low-density lipoprotein
  2. aPercentage of patients with diabetes having ≥1 registration in the last year