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Table 1—

Characteristics of GPs and patients at baseline

IGRG
GP characteristics 
n 22 
 Mean total number of patients 2,489.4 ± 475.7 2,499.6 ± 511.0 
 Mean number of diabetic patients 34.6 ± 21.6 28.6 ± 13.9 
Patient characteristics   
n 312 77 
 Age (years) 67.8* (10.2) 64.5 (10.3) 
 Sex (M/F) 48/52 53/47 
 Mean duration of diabetes (years) 6.3 (5.2) 6.5 (6.2) 
 Mode of treatment   
  Diet only 29.8 31.2 
  OHA 68.3 63.6 
  Insulin 1.6 2.6 
  Insulin plus OHA 0.3 2.6 
 HbA1c (%) 7.8 (2.0) 7.7 (2.2) 
 Systolic BP (mmHg) 155 (22) 156 (23) 
 Diastolic BP (mmHg) 86* (11) 89 (12) 
 TC (mmol/l) 6.1 (1.2) 5.8 (0.9) 
 HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.18 (0.34) 1.16 (0.33) 
 Triglycerides (mmol/l) 2.1 (1.3) 2.0 (1.2) 
 BMI (kg/m227.3 (4.3) 27.1 (4.5) 
IGRG
GP characteristics 
n 22 
 Mean total number of patients 2,489.4 ± 475.7 2,499.6 ± 511.0 
 Mean number of diabetic patients 34.6 ± 21.6 28.6 ± 13.9 
Patient characteristics   
n 312 77 
 Age (years) 67.8* (10.2) 64.5 (10.3) 
 Sex (M/F) 48/52 53/47 
 Mean duration of diabetes (years) 6.3 (5.2) 6.5 (6.2) 
 Mode of treatment   
  Diet only 29.8 31.2 
  OHA 68.3 63.6 
  Insulin 1.6 2.6 
  Insulin plus OHA 0.3 2.6 
 HbA1c (%) 7.8 (2.0) 7.7 (2.2) 
 Systolic BP (mmHg) 155 (22) 156 (23) 
 Diastolic BP (mmHg) 86* (11) 89 (12) 
 TC (mmol/l) 6.1 (1.2) 5.8 (0.9) 
 HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.18 (0.34) 1.16 (0.33) 
 Triglycerides (mmol/l) 2.1 (1.3) 2.0 (1.2) 
 BMI (kg/m227.3 (4.3) 27.1 (4.5) 

Data are mean ± SD or %. OHA, oral hypoglycemic drug.

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P < 0.05.

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