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Table 2 Characteristics of studies reporting the prevalence of diabetes or complications among adults in the Republic of Ireland, 1998-2011

From: Epidemiology of diabetes and complications among adults in the Republic of Ireland 1998-2015: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author Year of data collection Study design National or regional Setting Population Sampling frame Sampling method Sample size Males (%) Age (years) Study quality (out of 9)
Complication prevalence            
 Kelliher et al. [28] 2003 Cross-sectional National National Council for Blind Ireland (NCBI) All person registered blind NCBI database Total sample 6826 - Adults 8
 Buckley et al. [29] 2009 Cross-sectional National Population People with diabetes Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE) dataset Total sample 723551 - ≥20 years 9
 Marsden et al. [34] 2008-2009 Audit Regional 20 general practices Patients with T1 & T2 DM registered with diabetes structure care programme Practice patient list Every second person from list 1071 51.9 63 (sd 13) 5
 Hurley et al. [30] 2008-2009 Cross-sectional analysis of longitudinal study Regional General practices with diabetes nurse Patients with T1 & T2 DM Practice diabetes register Researchers selected eligible participants 563 60 64 (sd 13.4) 6
 Farrell & Moran [31] 2010 Cross-sectional Regional 30 general practices T2 DM Diabetes imitative database Stratified sampling 309 - - 5
 Tracey et al. [32] 2009-2011 Cross-sectional analysis of longitudinal study National Household General population Geodirectory Multi-stage probability 8175 53 ≥50 8
 McHugh et al. [33] 2011 Cross-sectional Regional 30 general practices Patients with T1 & T2 DM Practice patient list All persons with T1&T2DM invited 1542 57.3 65 (sd 13) 7