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Table 3 Means of continuous characteristics of diabetic patients according to whether they attended public or private clinic

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

Characteristic Mean (SD) for all patients Mean for public patients Mean for private patients P value by t test Number with valid data
Number of diabetic medications 1.7 (0.8) 1.7 1.7 .97 252
Total number of medications 3.9 (1.8) 3.9 3.9 .96 251
Weights recorded/yr 3.0 (1.9) 3.4 2.5 .01 235
Blood pressures/yr 4.5 (1.6) 4.8 4.3 .01 251
Fasting blood glucoses/yr 1.3 (1.2) 1.1 1.6 .01 243
HbA1c/2 yr 0.7 (1.4) 0.7 0.8 .54 240
Urine albumin/2 yr 2.5 (2.8) 3.0 1.9 .00 234
Foot exams/2 yr 1.1 (1.7) 1.4 0.8 .00 245
Retinal assessments/2 yr 0.30 (0.62) 0.36 0.24 .14 247
Cholesterols/2 yr 1.1 (1.0) 1.3 1.0 .01 246