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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of participants by study group

From: Update on the General Practice Optimising Structured Monitoring to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes (GP-OSMOTIC) trial: statistical analysis plan for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial

Participant characteristics   Intervention (n=) Missing n (%) Control (n=) Missing n (%)
Age (years) Mean (SD)     
Female n (%)     
Country of birth
 Australia n (%)     
 Other n (%)     
Highest level of education
 Primary or never attended n (%)     
 Secondary or trade/TAFE n (%)     
 University diploma/degree n (%)     
Employed n (%)     
IRSD (decile) Median (IQR)     
Healthcare card holder n (%)     
Diabetes duration (years) Median (IQR)     
History of severe hypoglycaemiaa n (%)     
 mmol/mol Median (IQR)     
 % Median (IQR)     
 Individualised target over 7% n (%)     
Diabetes distress (PAID) Mean (SD)     
Severe diabetes distress (PAID ≥ 40) n (%)     
Weight (kg) Mean (SD)     
Blood pressure (mmHg)
 Systolic Mean (SD)     
 Diastolic Mean (SD)     
Current medications
 Non-insulin hypoglycaemic agents
  Metformin n (%)     
  Sulphonylureas n (%)     
  DPP4i n (%)     
  GLP1 n (%)     
  Other n (%)     
 Insulin n (%)     
Number of hypoglycaemic agents
 1–2 agents n (%)     
 3 agents n (%)     
 4–5 agents n (%)     
  1. GP general practitioner, HbA1c glycated haemoglobin, IQR interquartile range, IRSD index of relative socio-economic disadvantage (calculated using patient postcode [33]), PAID problem area in diabetes, PN practice nurse, SD standard deviation, TAFE technical and further education
  2. a Hypoglycaemia requiring third party assistance
  3. *Medicare is managed by the Department of Human Services and is Australia’s publicly funded healthcare system funding primary health care for Australian citizens and permanent residents
  4. *The PBS is managed by the Department of Human Services and is a list of medicines available to be dispensed to patients at a government-subsidised price. The scheme is available for all Australian residents
  5. *Public hospitals are funded by the state, territory and Australian governments, and managed by state and territory governments. Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) and the Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) provide hospital costings for Victorian patients