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Table 1 Characteristics of diabetic patients registered in clinics (March 2002–June 2008)

From: Treating 4,000 diabetic patients in Cambodia, a high-prevalence but resource-limited setting: a 5-year study

Characteristic Value
Total no. of diabetic patients registered 4,404
Type of diabetes, n (%):  
Type 1 54 (1.2%)
Type 2 4,350 (98.8%)
Age in years, median (IQR) 53 (46 to 60)
Age group in years, n (%):  
≥39 438 (10.0%)
40 to 49 1,168 (26.5%)
50 to 59 1,540 (35.0%)
≥60 1,258 (28.6%)
Women, n(%) 2,905 (66.0%)
Origin of patients*, n (%):  
District of clinic 1,724 (41.2%)
Other districts of province 1,550 (37.0%)
Outside province 912 (21.8%)
Random plasma glucose on admission, median (IQR) 272 (196 to 376)
Random plasma glucose <180 mg/dl, n (%) 797/4,095 (19.5%)
HbA1c on admission %, median (IQR) (n = 950) 11.5 (9.1 to 13.5)
HbA1c <7%, n (%) 59/950 (6.2%)
Blood pressure on admission, n (%):  
Systolic ≥140 mm Hg 1,555/3,840 (40.5%)
Diastolic ≥90 mm Hg 1,316/3,840 (34.3%)
BMI on admission, kg/m2, median (IQR) (n = 4337):  
All patients 23.5 (20.9 to 26)
Men 23 (20.1 to 26)
Women 23.7 (21.1 to 26.2)
BMI ≥23 kg/m2, n (%) 2,433/4,337 (56.1%)
BMI ≥27.5 kg/m2, n (%) 686/4,337 (15.8%)
Treatment on last consultation, n (%):  
No antidiabetic drug 91 (2.2%)
Oral antidiabetic drug(s) alone 3,911 (94.1%)
Insulin alone 115 (2.8%)
Oral antidiabetic drug(s) plus insulin 41 (1.0%)
No data 246
  1. *Data on origin available only for patients admitted until February 2008.
  2. BMI = body mass index; HbA1c = glycosylated hemoglobin; IQR = interquartile range.