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Table 1 Demographic and Health Service Characteristics of Older U.S. Adults with Diabetes by Geographic Locale (Rural or Non-Rural)* 2009 BRFSS Data (weighted n = 7946892)

From: Adequacy of diabetes care for older U.S. rural adults: a cross-sectional population based study using 2009 BRFSS data

Variables and Factors % Non-Rural (weighted n = 6191312) % Rural (weighted n = 1755580)
Demographic Variables
Sex Male 47.5 48.3
  Female 52.5 51.7
Race/Ethnicity Caucasian 67.0 81.2
  African American 15.1 8.1
  Hispanic 11.0 4.1
  Other/Multiracial 7.0 6.6
Education < High School 18.9 23.2
  Completed High School 58.1 62.2
  College Graduate 23.0 14.7
Marital Status Married Or Living With Partner 56.6 60.3
  Unmarried And Not Living With A Partner 43.4 39.7
Household Income < $35,000 61.5 71.0
  > = $35,000 38.5 29.0
Health Service Variables
Have Health Insurance Yes 98.0 97.6
  No 2.0 2.4
Deferment of Medical Care Because of Cost Deferred Medical Care Because of Cost 6.0 5.7
  Did Not Defer Medical Care Because of Cost 94.0 94.3
Have A Health Care Provider Yes 96.7 96.0
  No 3.3 4.0
Timing of Last Routine Medical Check-up Within Last 12 Months 91.2 88.6
  Longer Than 12 Months Ago 8.8 11.4
Self-Defined Health Status Good To Excellent 56.6 51.0
  Fair To Poor 43.4 49.0
  1. * In all instances column proportions differ significantly from each other at the .05 level.