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Table 3 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients with T2DM

From: Linking observational data from general practice, hospital admissions and diabetes clinic databases: can it be used to predict hospital admission?

 Linked Admitted Patients with T2DM (N = 644)General Practice Patients with T2DM & No Admission (N = 4392)
Number%Number%
Females34253.12,28351.9
Age group (years)
  < 2000250.6
 20–44324.949211.2
 45–6417727.51,72039.2
 65–7416225.21,03023.5
  ≥ 7527342.41,12525.6
Mean (SD) age in years#69.4 (12.9) 63.4 (15.9) 
Smoker497.643810.0
GP Diagnosis of Cardiovascular disease (CVD)*322502,43855.5
GP Diagnosis of Kidney disease (CKD)#538.21583.6
GP Diagnosis of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)9514.855512.6
Mean (SD) number of GP & DC visits^6 (13.1) 6.3 (10.9) 
Median (range) number of GP & DC visits^0 (0, 90) 0 (0, 130) 
Mean (SD) HbA1c^7.25 (1.5) 7.35 (1.6) 
Median (range) number of HbA1c recorded4 (0, 28) 3 (0, 25) 
Number with readmission at Fairfield Hospital25239N/AN/A
  1. #p < 0.0001, *p = 0.009, ^within 12 months prior to admission or census date