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Table 2 Site and patient characteristics at baseline

From: Short- and long-term effects of a quality improvement collaborative on diabetes management

Site and patient characteristics at baseline Intervention Group Control Group
Site characteristics   
Number of sites participating in QIC 7 0
Number of sites participating in evaluation study 6 9
   Number of hospitals 5 8
   Number of general practices 12 25
Number of patients 607 1254
Age in years (SD) 66 (12.1) 67 (11.2)
Gender, percentage of men 54.8 52.2
Years since diagnosis (SD) 13.5 (10.1) 13.3 (9.1)
Complications (in percentages)   
History of: Foot ulcer 11.6 13.4
Cardiovascular disease 22.3 23.3
Stroke 6.5 8.1
Renal disease 5.9 5.5
Retinopathy 10.2 9.1
Patient characteristics (survey n = 1,630)   
  1. *P = 0.01
  2. QIC = Quality improvement collaborative