Characteristics of Indigenous adults with poorly controlled diabetes in north Queensland: Implications for services

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Background: Indigenous Australian adults with diabetes continue to have suboptimal clinical control and poorer outcomes compared with non-Indigenous people although there is a paucity of data documenting the detailed health status of Indigenous people in Australia. To further investigate the characteristics of Indigenous Australian adults with poorly controlled diabetes we analysed baseline data from a cluster randomized trial aiming to deliver a program of integrated community-based intensive chronic disease management for Indigenous people in remote communities in far north Queensland, Australia. Methods: Indigenous adults aged 18 to 65 years from 12 clinics in rural north Queensland with established type 2 diabetes and with HbA1c.

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Johnson, D. R., McDermott, R. A., Clifton, P. M., D’Onise, K., Taylor, S. M., Preece, C. L., & Schmidt, B. A. (2015). Characteristics of Indigenous adults with poorly controlled diabetes in north Queensland: Implications for services. BMC Public Health, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1660-2

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