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Table 2 Crude rates of primary and specialist consultations, by exposure status

From: Consultation rates in people with type 2 diabetes with and without vascular complications: a retrospective analysis of 141,328 adults in England

Exposure n (%) Rate (95% CI) IRR (95% CI)
Primary Care Consultations    
T2DM 5,108,427 (62.11%) 11.23 (11.22, 11.24) Reference
CVD 2,482,575 (29.89%) 10.43 (10.42, 10.44) 0.87 (0.87, 0.88)
T2DM + CVD 622,770 (8.00%) 12.67 (12.64, 12.70) 1.08 (1.07, 1.10)
Total 8,213,772 11.07 (11.06, 11.08) -
Specialist Care Consultations
T2DM 1,047,175 (51.21%) 2.54 (2.53, 2.54) Reference
CVD 671,516 (31.87%) 3.05 (3.03, 3.05) 1.17 (1.14, 1.19)
T2DM + CVD 289,335(16.92%) 6.01 (5.99, 6.03) 2.29 (2.23, 2.36)
Total 2,008,026 2.94 (2.94, 2.95) -
All Consultations
T2DM 6,155,602 (59.91%) 13.51 (13.50, 13.52) Reference
CVD 3,154,091 (30.35%) 13.19 (13.18, 13.21) 0.92 (0.91, 0.93)
T2DM + CVD 912,105 (9.74%) 18.51 (18.47, 18.55) 1.28 (1.27, 1.31)
Total 10,221,798 13.74 (13.73, 13.75) -
  1. IRR Incidence rate ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. IRR has been adjusted for age, sex, and ethnicity. Rate is number of consultations per person per year
  3. N = 140,165 patients in IRR analyses