Diabetes and poor glycaemic control in rural patients with coronary artery disease
Catherine Ngan, Ya-Chu May Tsai, Dharshan Palasubramaniam, Amy Wilson-O'Brien, Jamie Layland, Robert Whitbourn, Andrew Wilson
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: The burden of cardiovascular disease is higher in rural populations. Existing data on rural cardiovascular health is mainly based on community surveys. Regional differences are not well addressed. This study aims to identify regional inequalities in cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) in Australian patients with suspected coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: 538 subjects (72% male; mean age 63years) were recruited from a single cardiac catheter laboratory over a 24-month period. Subjects were stratified into Remoteness Areas (RAs) according to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (RA1 corresponds to Major Cities, RA2 to Inner Regional Areas, RA3 to Outer R..View full abstract
University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Equipment Grant (2010).