Table 2

Sample characteristics of study population (n=165)

Practice level characteristics (n=37)
Practice recruitment (N, %)NENC10 (27%)
SWP27 (73%)
List size (minimum-maximum)3600–35 818
Location (N, %)Urban7 (18.9%)
Rural11 (29.7%)
Mixed19 (51.4%)
Practices with separate diabetes clinic (N, %)25 (67.6%)
% patient list >65 years (mean±SD)22.5%±6.4%
% patient list have diabetes diagnosis (mean±SD)6.3%±2.4%
Sample level characteristics (n=165)
Sex (N, %)Female119 (72.1%)
Male46 (27.9%)
Age cohort (N, %)<30 years5 (3.0%)
30–40 years39 (23.6%)
40–50 years58 (35.2%)
50–60 years56 (33.9%)
>60 years7 (4.2%)
N patients with diabetes seen per monthGP (n=96)33.2±31.8
Nurse (n=48)29.7±26.0
HCA (n=21)37.7±40.8
  • Data for continuous variables presented as mean±SD.

  • %, percentage; GP, general practitioner; HCA, healthcare assistant; NENC, North East and North Cumbria; SWP, South West Peninsula.