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Table 4 Patient characteristics for the first quarter of each year of interest, administrative cohort

From: Impact of the diabetes Canada guideline dissemination strategy on dispensed vascular protective medications for older patients in Ontario, Canada: a linked EMR and administrative data study

 2010Q12011Q12012Q12013Q12014Q12015Q12016Q1
TOTALN = 443,608N = 466,092N = 488,187N = 513,737N = 544,224N = 571,800N = 599,122
Age
 Mean ± SD75.60 ± 6.8475.65 ± 6.9175.73 ± 6.9775.70 ± 7.0675.66 ± 7.1575.65 ± 7.1975.67 ± 7.23
 Median (IQR)75 (70–80)75 (70–80)75 (70–81)75 (70–81)75 (70–81)75 (70–81)74 (69–81)
Sex
 Female223,874 (50.5%)234,173 (50.2%)244,748 (50.1%)256,606 (49.9%)270,995 (49.8%)284,190 (49.7%)297,109 (49.6%)
 Male219,734 (49.5%)231,919 (49.8%)243,439 (49.9%)257,131 (50.1%)273,229 (50.2%)287,610 (50.3%)302,013 (50.4%)
Income quintile
 Q1 (lowest)95,488 (21.5%)98,510 (21.1%)102,097 (20.9%)106,099 (20.7%)111,256 (20.4%)115,641 (20.2%)120,280 (20.1%)
 Q297,017 (21.9%)101,488 (21.8%)105,691 (21.6%)110,832 (21.6%)116,671 (21.4%)121,898 (21.3%)127,241 (21.2%)
 Q388,583 (20.0%)93,564 (20.1%)98,297 (20.1%)103,392 (20.1%)109,813 (20.2%)115,603 (20.2%)121,180 (20.2%)
 Q485,599 (19.3%)90,808 (19.5%)95,852 (19.6%)101,912 (19.8%)108,692 (20.0%)115,226 (20.2%)121,499 (20.3%)
 Q5 (highest)75,179 (16.9%)79,898 (17.1%)84,350 (17.3%)89,468 (17.4%)95,666 (17.6%)101,179 (17.7%)106,523 (17.8%)
 Missing1742 (0.4%)1824 (0.4%)1900 (0.4%)2034 (0.4%)2126 (0.4%)2253 (0.4%)2399 (0.4%)
Rural65,408 (14.7%)68,458 (14.7%)71,660 (14.7%)75,092 (14.6%)79,026 (14.5%)82,247 (14.4%)85,540 (14.3%)
ADG
 Mean ± SD7.90 ± 3.837.89 ± 3.837.90 ± 3.867.89 ± 3.887.84 ± 3.927.78 ± 3.957.81 ± 3.97
 Median (IQR)8 (5–10)8 (5–10)8 (5–10)8 (5–10)7 (5–10)7 (5–10)7 (5–10)
RUB*
 Mean ± SD3.65 ± 0.903.65 ± 0.903.65 ± 0.903.64 ± 0.903.64 ± 0.913.64 ± 0.913.65 ± 0.92
 Median (IQR)3 (3–4)3 (3–4)3 (3–4)3 (3–4)3 (3–4)3 (3–4)3 (3–4)
 OMID (AMI)37,332 (8.4%)39,015 (8.4%)40,729 (8.3%)42,550 (8.3%)44,579 (8.2%)46,463 (8.1%)48,452 (8.1%)
Enrollment status
 Enrolled374,436 (84.4%)399,380 (85.7%)424,893 (87.0%)451,284 (87.8%)482,316 (88.6%)510,631 (89.3%)538,094 (89.8%)
 Virtually enrolled69,172 (15.6%)66,712 (14.3%)63,294 (13.0%)62,453 (12.2%)61,908 (11.4%)61,169 (10.7%)61,028 (10.2%)
 CVD381,896 (86.1%)402,524 (86.4%)422,519 (86.5%)444,766 (86.6%)470,445 (86.4%)493,342 (86.3%)515,653 (86.1%)
 CHF70,343 (15.9%)72,678 (15.6%)75,397 (15.4%)78,039 (15.2%)81,389 (15.0%)84,822 (14.8%)87,876 (14.7%)
 OMID (AMI)37,332 (8.4%)39,015 (8.4%)40,729 (8.3%)42,550 (8.3%)44,579 (8.2%)46,463 (8.1%)48,452 (8.1%)
 HTN374,702 (84.5%)395,440 (84.8%)415,646 (85.1%)438,015 (85.3%)463,672 (85.2%)486,454 (85.1%)508,602 (84.9%)
  1. ODD: Ontario Diabetes Database; SD: standard deviation; IQR: interquartile range; ADG: adjusted diagnostic groups; RUB: resource utilization band; OMID: Ontario myocardial infarct dataset; AMI: acute myocardial infarct; CVD: cardiovascular disease; CHF: congestive heart failure; HTN: hypertension
  2. * RUBs estimate healthcare resource use grouped by morbidity levels: 0 = non user to 5 = very high morbidity