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Table 4 Preventive care and other measures of 1109 adults with diabetes, by age group, after adjustment for gender, educational level, marital status, race, and duration of diabetes.

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

Variable 45–64 Years N = 627 65+ Years N = 482 p-value
Percent with self-report of good/very good/excellent general health 74.3 65.6 0.01
Percent with a visit for a routine check-up within one year 83.9 86.1 0.19
Percent with blood pressure taken by health professional within one year 95.2 94.2 0.85
Percent with cholesterol check within one year 78.2 73.2 0.15
Percent with dental check-up within one year 68.4 65.4 0.08
Percent with an influenza immunisation within 1 year 56.1 82 <0.001
Percent ever having a pneumonia immunisation 31.3 64.7 <0.001
Percent with a dilated eye exam within one year 59.2 67.0 0.04
Percent with one or more foot checks within one year 60.8 64.9 0.06
Percent with two or more foot checks within one year 35.1 44.0 0.006