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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Structured nursing follow-up: does it help in diabetes care?

  Physician only follow-up Supplemental nursing follow-up P-value
2005 1,223 801  
Age (years, mean ± SD) 59.8 ± 9.0 62.1 ± 8.3 <0.001
Gender (% men) 47.3% 50.1% 0.231
Low SES (%) 33.5% 43.6% <0.001
Immigrant (%) 40.1% 31.5% <0.001
BMI (Kg/m2,mean ± SD) 29.7 ± 5.2 30.1 ± 5.6 0.092
At least one additional chronic disease (%) 78.6% 83.7% <0.001
2006 1,172 852  
Age (years, mean ± SD) 59.8 ± 8.8 62.0 ± 8.6 <0.001
Gender (%men) 48.1% 48.8% 0.755
Low SES (%) 33.0% 43.8% <0.001
Immigrant (%) 38.6% 33.9% 0.029
BMI (Kg/m2mean ± SD) 29.8 ± 5.3 30.0 ± 5.4 0.350
At least one additional chronic disease (%) 78.8% 83.1% 0.001
2007 1,019 1,005  
Age (years, mean ± SD) 59.2 ± 8.6 62.2 ± 8.7 <0.001
Gender (% men) 47.4% 49.4% 0.356
Low SES (%) 33.2% 42.0% <0.001
Immigrant (%) 41.4% 31.8% <0.001
BMI (Kg/m2mean ± SD) 30.0 ± 5.5 29.8 ± 5.2 0.508
At least one additional chronic disease (%) 78.6% 82.6% <0.001
Complete 3 years follow-up 1,616 (79.8%) 408 (20.2%)  
Age (years, mean ± SD) 60.0 ± 8.8 63.6 ± 8.2 <0.001
Gender (% men) 52.6% 49.3% 0.295
Low SES (%) 35.0% 47.8% <0.001
Immigrant (%) 38.7 28.6% <0.001
BMI BMI (Kg/m2mean ± SD) 29.8 ± 5.4 30.1 ± 5.3 0.419
At least one additional chronic disease (%) 78.1% 86.3% <0.001