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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients and physicians

From: Understanding the barriers and improving care in type 2 diabetes: Brazilian perspective in time to do more in diabetes

  USA (n = 151) UK (n = 100) Spain (n = 100) India (n = 100) Japan (n = 101) Brazil (n = 100)
Male 58% 60% 60% 62% 72% 60%
Female 42% 40% 40% 38% 28% 40%
Mean age (in years) 60.6 59.6 53.3 52.3 57.8 52.4
Mean BMI (kg/m2) 33.1 31.0 28.9 24.7 24.9 33.9
Employed full-time 20% 26% 29% 53% 47% 48%
Employed part-time 7% 18% 13% 13% 7% 22%
Student 1% 3%
Not working for health reasons 17% 9% 7% 4% 3% 8%
Not working for other reasons 9% 1% 27% 4% 13% 2%
Retired 47% 46% 24% 25% 31% 17%
Low income 33% 46% 85% 31% 52% 8%
Middle income 48% 28% 3% 30% 35% 23%
High income 15% 10% 4% 33% 5% 66%
Prefer not to say 4% 16% 8% 6% 8% 3%
  USA (n = 75) UK (n = 50) Spain (n = 51) India (n = 50) Japan (n = 56) Brazil (n = 55)
PCPs 80% 80% 80% 80% 71% 78%
Endocrinologist/diabetologist 20% 20% 20% 20% 29% 22%
Mean time as a medical doctor (in years) 18 19 17 14 24 15
Average proportion of time spent counselling patients 97% 87% 88% 81% 92% 91%
Average number of T2DM patients seen in a month 170 102 125 261 209 124
  1. BMI body mass index, PCPs primary care physicians, T2DM type 2 diabetes mellitus