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Table 3 Physician-identified reasons to screen for type 2 diabetes mellitus (n = 71)

From: Understanding type 2 diabetes mellitus screening practices among primary care physicians: a qualitative chart-stimulated recall study

Reasons n (%)a
Previously abnormal screening test result(s) 35 (49.3)
Overweight or obesity 30 (42.3)
“Older age” 27 (38.0)
Hypertension 18 (25.4)
Hyperlipidemia 11 (15.5)
Health maintenance examination 8 (11.3)
Family history of T2DM 6 (8.5)
Sedentary lifestyle 4 (5.6)
History of cardiovascular disease 3 (4.2)
Race/ethnicity 3 (4.2)
Tobacco use 3 (4.2)
  1. aNumber of interviews in which the theme emerged and the frequency of occurrence using total number patients who physicians intended to screen (71) in the denominator