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Table 3 Differences in the resources utilization among the geographic regions of Brazil

From: Heterogeneity in the costs of type 1 diabetes in a developing country: what are the determining factors?

  Southeast South North/Northeast Mid-West p-value
SMBG (yes), (%) 93 · 9 92 · 7 77 · 2 95 · 1 <0 · 001
Daily frequency of SMBG* 3 · 88 [3 · 78–3 · 98] 4 (3–5) 3 · 02 [2 · 91–3 · 13] 3 (2–4) 2 · 93 [2 · 76–3 · 10] 2 (2–3) 3 · 19 [3 · 00–3 · 37] 3 (2–4) <0 · 001
Use of insulin pump, n (%) 23 (1 · 8) 10 (1 · 4) 2 (0 · 2) 3 (1 · 5) 0 · 009
Use of ultra-rapid insulin analogs, n (%) 627 (52 · 5) 364 (52 · 4) 122 (16 · 8) 98 (52 · 7) <0 · 001
Use of basal insulin analogs n (%) 281 (21 · 5) 156 (21 · 5) 108 (11 · 5) 73 (35 · 6) <0 · 001
  1. SMBG = self- monitoring of blood glucose. *Data presented as mean [95%CI] and median (interquartile interval).