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Table 2 Number and proportion of diabetic patients having various processes of care recorded at least once in last 2 years by health care source (n = 253 unless otherwise stated)

From: Are primary care practitioners in Barbados following diabetes guidelines? - a chart audit with comparison between public and private care sectors

Process of care Number (%) with process recorded in the chart Number (%) attending public clinic
n = 126
Number (%) attending private clinic
n = 127
P value by Chi Square
Height 5 (2) 2 (2) 3 (2) 1.00
Weight 202 (80) 116 (92) 86 (68) .00
BMI 1 (0.4) 1 (1) 0 (0) .50
Waist circumference 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) -
Blood pressure 247 (98) 122 (97) 125 (98) .44
Foot examination 104 (41) 63 (50) 41 (32) .00
Retinal examination 46 (18) 24 (19) 22 (17) .70
Fasting blood glucose 192 (76) 98 (78) 94 (74) .51
SBGM* being done 64 (25) 29 (23) 35 (28) .43
HbA1c† 85 (33) 48 (38) 37 (29) .15
Urine albumin‡ 165 (66) 90 (72) 75 (59) .03
Serum creatinine 155 (62) 99 (79) 56 (44) .00
Total cholesterol 181 (72) 98 (78) 83 (65) .02
Lipid profile 120 (48) 63 (50) 57 (45) .38
Alcohol use recorded 48 (19) 34 (27) 14 (11) .00
Tobacco use recorded 42 (17) 32 (26) 10 (8) .00
Diet advice given 153 (61) 86 (68) 67 (53) .01
Referred to dietician 57(23) 47 (37) 10 (8) .00
Exercise advice 124 (49) 65 (52) 59 (47) .37
  1. *Self blood glucose monitoring
  2. †Glycosylated haemoglobin
  3. ‡Tests done by routine dipstick or laboratory testing.