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Table 2 Demographic information and therapeutic regimen of patients with diabetes in 2006 and 2009a

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

  2006 (N = 18,507) 2009 (N = 20,744) p-value
Demographic information Male sex 9797 (53) 10,948 (53) 0.818
Age (yr) 66.1 ± 13.7 67.8 ± 13.8 <0.001
Antidiabetic therapy Metformin 2893 (16) 6989 (34) <0.001
Other hypoglycaemic agent 413 (2) 1348 (6) <0.001
Insulin (or analogue) 1994 (11) 3099 (15) <0.001
Any in the category 4771 (26) 9762 (47) <0.001
Additional therapy Statin 4040 (22) 7202 (35) <0.001
Acetylsalicylic acid or other platelet aggregation inhibitor 4951 (27) 7974 (38) <0.001
Renin-angiotensin system modifier 8255 (45) 11,815 (57) <0.001
Any in the category 10,097 (55) 14,610 (70) <0.001
  1. aNumber (percentage) or mean ± SD reported