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Table 1 General background characteristics of study settings at time of fieldwork

From: Cure or control: complying with biomedical regime of diabetes in Cameroon

Characteristics of study settings Urban Health District (Biyem-Assi Yaounde) Rural Health District (Bafut) Total
Population 453 833 80 000  
Age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes 5% 1% Na
Number of health units 21 8 28
Number of health care providers 140 30 170
Number of diabetes clinics 4 4 8
Number of patients in initial sample 10 10 20
Number of families in initial sample 10 10 20
Number of healthcare workers trained in diabetes care 15 10 25
Frequency of consultations per patient Monthly* Monthly* Na
Total number of patients consulting in sampled clinics at recruitment 150 55 205
  1. * Monthly was the typical pattern, but not invariable.