Jette Kolding Kristensen

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The aim of the study was to describe trends in the incidence rate, prevalence and mortality rate for diabetes in Denmark. Healthcare registers at the National Board of Health were used to compile a register of diabetic patients in the Danish population (5.4 million people). Age- and sex-specific prevalence, incidence rates, mortality rates and standardised(More)
INTRODUCTION A National Diabetes Register was established in the National Board of Health in 2006 following a pilot study showing the feasibility of doing so based on existing registers. CONTENT The register contains data of birth, date of inclusion, and date of death as well as information on the criteria met for inclusion. VALIDITY AND COVERAGE The(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aims to describe the process of identifying people known to have diabetes through public data files, to validate this method, and to describe models for optimization of such identification processes. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a study population of 303,250 citizens, the diabetics were identified by combining information from public(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and the causes of visual impairment in an unselected population of type 2 diabetes patients, and to describe the risk factors for developing diabetic retinopathy in this population. METHODS A total of 10 851 type 2 diabetes patients were identified in the county of Arhus. A representative sample(More)
PURPOSE To describe whether quantitative assessment of early changes in the morphology of retinopathy lesions can predict development of vision-threatening diabetic maculopathy. METHODS We used a nested case-control study, and we studied 11 type 2 diabetes patients who had developed visual loss secondary to diabetic maculopathy. For each diabetes patient,(More)
In a population-based setting, we investigated whether diabetes-related morbidity and all-cause mortality within 2 years of HbA1c measurement were associated with that HbA1c level in individuals with type 2 diabetes. The main objective was to compare outcomes in those with HbA1c ≥ and <7% (53 mmol/mol). Individuals with type 2 diabetes from Aarhus County,(More)
BACKGROUND As many other European healthcare systems the Danish healthcare system (DHS) has targeted chronic condition care in its reform efforts. Benchmarking is a valuable tool to identify areas for improvement. Prior work indicates that chronic care coordination is poor in the DHS, especially in comparison with care in Kaiser Permanente (KP), an(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effect of an electronic feedback system to general practitioners on quality of Type 2 diabetes care. METHODS   A cluster randomized, controlled trial with 15 months follow-up. Eighty-six general practices (158 general practitioners) in a Danish county caring for 2458 people 40-70 years old with Type 2 diabetes were randomized to(More)
Screening for type 2 diabetes is recommended for women with previous gestational diabetes (GDM). However, the screening rates remain low. We aimed to evaluate the reminders and reminder systems for women with previous GDM and the health professionals in primary and secondary health care with screening rate among postpartum women as primary outcome.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this cohort study was to investigate associations between parity, pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), assisted reproductive therapy (ART), time to pregnancy (TTP), and engagement in physical exercise and the risk of sickness absence in pregnancy from 10-29 completed pregnancy weeks. METHODS Data from 51 874 pregnancies in the Danish(More)