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Table 3 Objectives of population segmentation

From: Population segmentation of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and its clinical applications - a scoping review

Characteristics of studies N (%)
Objective of segmentation
 Health grouping or profiling 71 (48.0)
 Assess risk of diabetic related complications across groups 57 (38.5)
 Assess non-diabetes metabolic derangements (e.g. lipid, blood pressure) across groups 42 (28.4)
 Assess diabetic control across groups 40 (27.0)
 Assess healthcare utilization 17 (11.5)
 Assess mortality 16 (10.8)
 Assess treatment outcomes 10 (6.8)
 Assess quality of life across groups 4 (2.7)
 Assess psychological symptoms across groups 3 (2.0)
 Assess risk of psychological outcomes across groups 3 (2.0)
 Asses treatment adherence 3 (2.0)
 Assess accessibility to providers and healthcare services 1 (0.7)
 Assess cognitive related outcomes across groups 1 (0.7)
 Assess physical function across groups 1 (0.7)
 Assess obesity rates across groups 1 (0.7)
 Assess pregnancy related outcomes 1 (0.7)