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Table 5 Distribution of physicians’ adherence according to different biochemical factors

From: Adherence of physicians to evidence-based management guidelines for treating type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Factor Quartile Adherence to guidelines P-value
HbA1c (%) <6.5 18 (39.1%) <0.001
6.5–7.5 20 (40.8%)  
7.5< 84 (68.3%)  
FBS (mg/dL) <100 8 (53.3%) 0.191
100–125 21 (44.7%)  
125< 93 (59.6%)  
eAG (mg/dL) ≤142 18 (37.5%) 0.002
143–182 26 (50.0%)  
≥183 78 (66.1%)  
Systolic blood 100–112 30 (55.6%) 0.66
Pressure 113–140 70 (54.3%)  
141≤ 22 (62.9%)  
Diastolic blood ≤70 42 (59.2%) 0.67
Pressure 71–80 55 (56.1%)  
81≤ 25 (51.0%)  
TC (mg/dL) ≤130 24 (54.5%) 0.970
131–160 24 (57.1%)  
161≤ 74 (56.1%)  
TG (mg/dL) ≤83 11 (61.1%) 0.84
84–140 39 (57.4%)  
141≤ 72 (54.5%)  
LDL-C (mg/dL) 50 10 (38.5%) 0.44
51–86 47 (59.5%)  
87≤ 65 (57.5%)  
HDL-C (mg/dL) ≤33 31 (55.4%) 0.53
34–46 55 (52.9%)  
47≤ 36 (62.1%)  
BMI <25 12 (48%) 0.30
25–29.9 43 (51.2%)  
30≤ 67 (61.5%)  
  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index, eAG Estimated average glucose, DBP Diastolic blood pressure, FBS Fasting blood sugar, HbA1c Haemoglobin A1c, HDL-C High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, SBP Systolic blood pressure, TC Total cholesterol, TG Triglyceride