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Table 1 Unadjusted demographic, social, and health characteristics of 1109 adults with diabetes. P-values address differences between age groups.

From: Variation in diabetes care by age: opportunities for customization of care

Variable 45–64 N = 627 65+ N = 482 p-value
Analysis Demographics (% Of respondents):    
Mean Age (years) 55 73.2 N/A*
Gender (% male) 53.6 49.0 0.126
Education (% >= high school) 67 47.1 <0.001
Race: White (%) 87.9 95 <0.001
Ethnicity: Latino (%) 1.5 1.8 0.72
Marital Status (% married) 77.5 66.8 <0.001
Employed for Wages (%) 63.5 5.2 <0.001
Clinic-type (% in Owned Clinics) 46.9 65.6 <0.001
Diabetes Demographics    
Mean Age at Diagnosis (Years) 45.7 61.5 <0.001
Mean Duration of Diabetes (Years) 9.3 11.7 <0.001
Age at Diagnosis < = 30 Years (%) 9.7 1.9 <0.001
Age at Diagnosis < = 30 Years and using Insulin (%) 8.9 0.6 <0.001
Diabetes Medications/Treatment    
Any Insulin Use (% Yes) 42.4 35.7 0.023
Insulin Use Only (%) 37.6 31.1 0.024
Any Oral Medications (%) 44.7 45.6 0.744
Oral Medications Only (%) 39.9 41.1 0.685
  1. * Not Applicable