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Table 2 Realization of the control measurement and achieving the recommended level of HbA1c by 7-class area classification

From: Do the classification of areas and distance matter to the assessment results of achieving the treatment targets among type 2 diabetes patients?

7-class classification of areas Numbers of patients and their areal percentage distribution Proportions of HbA1c measured patientsa to the diagnosed (%) Proportions of HbA1c <7 % patientsa to the measured (%) Patients’ mean driving distances and the rangesb in km
Inner urban area 849 (8.8 %) 82.8 74.8 2.0 (0–4.0)
Outer urban area 1433 (14.9 %) 80.5 75.6 2.1 (0–9.5)
Peri-urban area 644 (6.7 %) 85.6 74.8 5.0 (0.1–27.1)
Local centers in rural areas 1414 (14.7 %) 79.9 69.2 1.8 (0–5.7)
Rural areas close to urban areas 725 (7.5 %) 84.6 71.8 7.8 (0–27.9)
Rural heartland areas 2376 (24.7 %) 84.9 73.1 6.0 (0–36.0)
Sparsely populated rural areas 2165 (22.5 %) 83.5 66.7 12.1 (0–91.8)
Total 9606 (100 %)    5.9 (0–91.8)
  1. aχ2 p value <0.05
  2. bMinimum and maximum values in brackets