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Table 5 Medical management of diabetes for men and women

From: Exploring differences in Canadian adult men and women with Diabetes management: results from the Canadian Community Health Survey

  Men
Mean (95% CI)
Women
Mean (95% CI)
# of A1C tests in past 12 months 3.1 (3.0–3.3) 3.3 (3.1–3.5)
# of times feet checked by HCP in past 12 months 3.1 (2.8–3.3) 4.0 (3.0–5.0)
# of times self-check blood glucose daily 2.1 (2.0–2.2) 2.2 (2.1–2.4)
# of times feet checked by self daily 1.1 (1.0–1.2) 1.2 (1.0–1.3)
  Proportion (95% CI) Proportion (95% CI)
Tested for A1C Haemoglobin     
 Yes 85.1 (82.9–87.4) 84.0 (81.7–86.3)
 No 14.9 (12.6–17.1) 16.0 (16.7–18.3)
Testing based on A1C Guidelines (2007)     
 Once a year or less 41.8 (39.1–44.6) 38.2 (35.6–40.8)
 Twice a year or more 58.2 (55.4–61.0) 61.8 (59.2–64.4)
Testing based on A1C Guidelines (2008)     
 Twice a year or less 26.4 (24.0–28.7) 26.3 (24.0–28.5)
Three times a year or more 73.6 (71.3–76.0) 73.8 (71.5–76.0)
Feet checked by HCP     
 Feet were checked 53.1 (49.6–56.6) 51.0 (47.6–54.4)
 Feet were not checked 46.9 (43.4–50.5) 49.0 (45.6–52.4)
Urine tested for protein by HCP     
 Was tested 74.5 (71.4–77.5) 74.7 (71.7–77.7)
 Was not tested 25.5 (22.5–28.6) 25.3 (22.3–28.3)
Ever had an eye exam where pupils were dilated ?     
 Yes 75.3 (72.0–78.5) 77.0 (74.0–79.9)
 No 24.7 (21.5–28.0) 23.0 (20.1–26.0)
The last time your pupils were dilated in an eye exam     
 < 1 month ago 13.8 (11.3–16.2) 14.5 (11.9–17.1)
 1 month - < 1 year 55.3 (51.3–59.3) 57.3 (53.5–61.2)
 1 year - < 2 years 19.3 (15.9–22.7) 19.7 (16.4–23.0)
 2 or more years ago 11.7 (8.9–14.5) 8.5 (6.5–10.4)
Self-check blood glucose level     
 Per day 51.1 (47.9–54.3) 52.9 (49.8–56.0)
 Per week 28.0 (25.2–30.8) 25.9 (22.9–28.9)
 Per month or per year 11.7 (9.2–14.1) 11.0 (8.8–13.3)
 never 9.3 (7.2–11.3) 10.2 (8.2–12.3)
Self-check feet     
 Per day 33.9 (30.7–37.0) 36.0 (32.9–39.1)
 Per week 18.6 (16.0–21.1) 23.2 (20.1–26.3)
 Per month or per year 15.0 (11.5–18.5) 13.3 (11.1–15.5)
 never 32.6 (29.1–36.1) 27.5 (24.5–30.6)
Took cholesterol medications during the past month?     
 Yes 63.3 (59.8–66.7) 57.9 (54.7–61.1)
 No 36.8 (33.3–40.2) 42.1 (38.9–45.4)
  1. *Estimates between men and women with and without diabetes are significantly different, based on non-overlapping 95% confidence intervals (CIs).
  2. These variables were not asked of respondents residing in Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or Nunavut.