Table 1

Characteristics of barriers survey respondents overall and by participation in pilot
Overall Not in pilot In pilot sig
N 268 207 61
Age (years) 67.6 ± 13.2 67.6 ± 13.3 67.8 ± 13.1 ns
Male 56.4% 55.5% 59.6% ns
Duration (years) 9.1 ± 9.3 8.8 ± 9.4 9.8 ± 9.0 ns
Glucose monitoring 55.0% 52.5% 64.3% ns
Diabetes Tablets 65.5% 64.0% 70.9% ns
Injects insulin 18.3% 17.9% 19.6% ns
Blood pressure tabs 70.0% 69.2% 73.2% ns
Cholesterol tabs 75.1% 76.0% 71.9% ns
Smoker 9.2% 9.9% 7.0% ns
Complications 24.8% 25.3% 23.2% ns
Attend hospital
For diabetes 5.5% 6.0% 3.5% ns
HbA1c (n = 56) Mmol/mol(%) 57 ± 13(7.4 ± 1.2)
BP(mm Hg) 137 ± 15/73 ± 10
BMI(kg/m2) 31.7 ± 6.6
Total cholesterol (mmol/l)(n = 57) 4.1 ± 0.8
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) (n = 57) 1.3 ± 0.3
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) (n = 57) 2.1 ± 0.7

Note: characteristics are summarised using mean (SD) or percentage.

Simmons et al.

Simmons et al. BMC Family Practice 2013 14:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-5

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