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Table 3 Characteristics of Study Population, 1998–2001

From: Racial/Ethnic and social class differences in preventive care practices among persons with diabetes

Characteristic Total Black White Hispanic
N(%)     
Race     
Black 2485(11)    
White 18947(81)    
Hispanic 2002(8)    
No Insurance Coverage 1940(8.3) 315(12.7) 1250(6.6) 375(18.8)
Social Class*     
SCL I 2048(8.8) 187(7.6) 1764(9.4) 97(4.9)
SCL II 4847(20.8) 561(22.7) 3893(20.6) 393(19.7)
SCL III 842(3.6) 139(5.6) 487(2.6) 216(10.8)
SCL IV 11641(49.9) 879(35.6) 9952(52.8) 810(40.7)
SCL V 639(2.7) 112(4.5) 440(2.3) 87(4.4)
Unable to Work 3290(14.1) 589(23.9) 2313(12.3) 388(19.5)
Gender     
Women 13643(58.2) 1646(66.2) 10799(57.0) 1198(59.8)
Age     
35–44 2359(10.1) 328(13.2) 1702(9) 329(16.4)
45–54 4731(20.2) 649(26.1) 3573(18.9) 509(25.4)
55–64 5839(24.9) 694(27.9) 4613(24.4) 532(26.6)
65–74 6208(26.5) 553(22.3) 5228(27.5) 427(21.3)
75–84 3710(15.8) 231(9.3) 3295(17.4) 184(9.2)
85+ 587(2.5) 30(1.2) 536(2.8) 21(1.1)
Insulin Use 6815(29.1) 922(37.2) 5324(28.1) 569(28.5)
Median Age at Diagnosis 51 47 53 47
Marital Status     
Married 11784(50.4) 813(32.9) 9913(52.4) 1058(52.9)
Divorced/Separated 4266(18.2) 730(29.6) 3110(16.4) 426(21.3)
Widowed 5515(23.6) 587(23.8) 4590(24.3) 338(16.9)
Single 1820(7.8) 340(13.8) 1303(6.9) 177(8.9)
  1. *SCL I-employed & college educated; SCL II-employed & high school graduate;
  2. SCL III-employed & less than high school ; SCL IV-out of labor force & all levels of education; SCL V-unemployed & all levels of education.