Table 3

Characteristics of 19442a patients identified in the EMR database between 1 April 2006 - 31 March 2008, stratified by diabetes diagnosis and sex

Overall

Men

Women


% (unless otherwise indicated)

General

N = 19442a

DMb

N = 2180

Non-DM N = 17262

DMb

N = 1174

Non-DM

N = 7868

DMb

N = 1006

Non-DM

N = 9394


Males

46.5

53.9

45.6

Age (Mean)

42.5

45.0

42.5

Rurality

44.0

46.1

43.7

46.4

43.3

45.7

44.1

New Immigrantc

0.4

0.6

0.4

0.7

0.5

0.0

0.4

Income

Quintile 1-low

9.7

10.9

9.5

10.4

9.3

11.5

9.7

Quintile 5-high

32.0

30.6

32.2

30.3

32.2

31.0

32.1

Diagnoses

Diabetes on problem list

8.5

75.8

0.0

73.3

0.0

78.7

0.0

Diabetes complication problem listd

25.5

61.7

20.9

61.6

21.4

61.7

20.5

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

0.1

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.4

0.2

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

4.7

14.0

3.5

16.7

4.6

11.0

2.6

Hypertension

16.5

43.0

13.2

42.2

12.3

44.0

13.9

Family History of Diabetes

6.8

14.2

5.9

9.9

4.2

19.2

7.2

Visits to Family Physician (Mean)

8.4

11.5

7.9

10.7

7.2

12.4

8.4

Prescribed Diabetes Medicationse

Insulin Ever

1.7

15.4

0.0

16.1

0.0

14.6

0.0

Metformin Ever

6.6

52.9

0.7

53.9

0. 8

51.8

0.6

Oral hypoglycemic agents

4.7

40.4

0.1

42.3

0.0

38.1

0.2


aDemographics missing for 1 patient; bDiabetes diagnosis using Definition 1.c.

cNew immigrant - patients not eligible for provincial health insurance (OHIP) as of the study start date used as proxy to determine new immigrant status; dDiabetes related complication including: coronary artery disease, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, dyslipidemia, stroke/transient ischemic attack, erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular disease; eOver a 2 year time period

Harris et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:347   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-347

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