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Table 2 Comparison of people tested in the KYN diabetes program by group 1 (BP/AUSDRISK/RBGT) and group 2 (BP/AUSDRISK)

From: Comparison of two methods for assessing diabetes risk in a pharmacy setting in Australia

  Group 1 BP/AUSDRISK/RBGT n (%) Group 2 BP/AUSDRISK n (%) Total n (%)
Number of registered health check stations 58 59 117
Number of registration logs returned 3,494 1,989 5, 483
Demographics    
 Female 2,023 (59) 1,203 (62) 3,266 (60)
 Age 55 years or more 2,233 (66) 1,305 (67) 3,538 (66)
Do you have diabetes?    
 Yes 282 (11) 248 (16)* 530 (13)
 No 1,956 (76) 1,164 (74) 3,120 (75)
 Not sure 334 (13) 164 (10) 498 (12)
AUSDRISK score    
 Median (Q1, Q3) 12 (8, 15) 12 (8, 15) 12 (8, 15)
 Low (<6) 158 (12) 93 (15) 251 (13)
 Intermediate (6-11) 514 (38) 213 (34) 727 (37)
 High (12+) 675 (50) 316 (51) 991 (50)
       12-15 351 (26) 175 (28) 526 (27)
       16-19 193 (14) 87 (14) 280 (14)
       20+ 131 (10) 54 (9) 185 (9)
RBGT    
 Median (Q1, Q3) 5.8 (5.0, 6.9) - 5.8 (5.0, 6.9)
 Normal (less than 5.6 mmol/l) 602 (47) - 602 (47)
 High (5.6 mmol/l or more) 686 (53) - 686 (53)
‘High risk’ of diabetes1 818 (74)* 316 (51) 1,134 (66)
BP readings    
 Systolic median (Q1, Q3) 135 (123,149) 136 (123,150) 135 (123,150)
 Diastolic median (Q1, Q3) 81 (73, 89) 81 (73, 90) 81 (73, 90)
BP categories#    
 Normal 553 (16) 290 (15) 843 (16)
 High-normal 1,272 (37) 707 (36) 1,979 (37)
 High 1,573 (46) 951 (49) 2,524 (47)
Knowledge of BP number    
 Reported no history of high BP 1,065 (38)* 540 (33) 1,605 (36)
Referral to GP 1,441 (49)* 682 (37) 2,123 (44)
Recorded High BP check    
 Reported no history of high BP 337 (25)** 174 (21) 511 (23)
Referral to GP    
 Recorded ‘High risk’ of diabetes1 501/776 (65) 220/297 (74)* 721/1,073 (67)
 Recorded High BP 900/1,328 (68)* 482/886 (54) 1,382/2,214 (66)
  1. BP: blood pressure; AUSDRISK: Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool; Q1: 25th percentile; Q3: 75th percentile; High normal: 120-139/80-89 mm Hg; High: ≥140/90 mm Hg; ‘1; ‘High risk’ of diabetes (AUSDRISK score 12+ or RBGT ≥5.6 mmol/I); *p < 0.05 and **p < 0.07; #isolated systolic BP not reported since this represents <0.3% of data.