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Table 3 Measures of glycemic control in 2,399 hospitalized patients in Brazil, 2010-2012.

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

  General ward Intensive care unit (ICU)
Number of patients 1,934 465
% of BG on morning of D3 ≤180 mg/dL 54.7 62.8
% of patients with any BG >180 mg/dL 89.4 88.2
% of patients with any BG <70 mg/dL 30.9 27.7
Mean % glucose readings >180 mg/dL analyzed by patient stay (SD) 40.2 (27.6) 34.9 (26.1)
Mean % glucose readings <70 mg/dL analyzed by patient stay (SD) 2.1 (4.5) 1.6 (3.3)
Number of patient-days 18,887 4,227
% of patient-days with any BG >180 mg/dL 64.7 61.3
% of patient-days with any BG >200 mg/dL 55.8 52.1
% of patient-days with any BG >300 mg/dL 21.1 16.4
% of patient-days with any BG <70 mg/dL 6.7 4.9
% of patient-days with all BG within target range (80–139 mg/dL) 11.8 15.0
% of patient-days with mean BG within target range (80–139 mg/dL) 30.0 32.4
Mean of morning BG analyzed by patient-day (SD) 162 (78) 158 (66)
Median of morning BG analyzed by patient-day 141 143
  1. BG = fingerstick blood glucose; D3= measurement day 3; SD= standard deviation.