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Table 1 Selected characteristics (%) of 2,399 hospitalized patients with diabetes in Brazil, 2010-2012

From: Glycemic control and diabetes management in hospitalized patients in Brazil

  Location Total
  General ward Intensive care unit  
  (n=1,934) (n=465) (n=2,399)
Socio demographics    
Age in years    
 <30 2.3 0.2 1.9
 30 – 39 3.5 1.7 3.2
 40 – 49 10.7 5.4 9.7
 50 – 59 22.7 22.2 22.6
 60 – 69 27.2 31.3 28.0
 ≥70 33.5 39.2 34.6
Sex    
 Male 53.7 57.2 54.4
 Female 46.3 42.8 45.6
Region    
 Southeast 46 38 44
 South 23 11 21
 Northeast 19 8 17
 Midwest 8 43 15
 North 4 0.4 3
Hospital type    
 Private 43 57 46
 Academic 31 27 30
 Public 26 16 24
Health information    
Body mass index (Kg/m 2 )    
 Underweight (<18.5) 2.6 0.8 2.2
 Normal weight (18.6 – 24.9) 31.5 24.7 30.0
 Overweight (25.0 – 29.9) 33.5 38.7 34.6
 Obese (30.0 – 39.9) 29.0 31.7 29.6
 Morbidly obese (≥40.0) 3.4 4.1 3.6
Diabetes type    
 Type 1 9.5 3.7 8.3
 Type 2 55.1 62.7 56.5
 Information not found in the chart 35.4 33.6 35.2
Preadmission diabetes medication regimen a    
 None 8.9 12.8 9.6
 Oral medications only 36.5 42.5 37.7
 Insulin only 18.6 12.2 17.3
 Insulin and oral medications 11.2 7.8 10.5
 Information not found in the chart 24.8 24.7 24.9
Mean hospital length of stay (days) 14.9 13.2 14.6
Median hospital length of stay (days) 10 9 10
Outcome    
 Discharged 94.2 85.5 92.6
 Transferred 1.7 6.8 2.7
 Died 4.1 7.7 4.8
Consulted with a diabetes specialist b 12.9 3.5 11.1
  1. aIncludes only patients diagnosed with diabetes prior to admission (n=2,367).
  2. bWithin a 3-day period after hospital admission.