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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients (N = 3897)

From: Physician support for diabetes patients and clinical outcomes

Variable Percentage of patients (%)
Age (years)  
<65 52.1
Sex  
Female 48.3
Race  
White/Caucasian 79.9
Black/African American 8.2
Asian or Pacific Islander 9.0
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.5
Other 1.4
Education  
<College graduate 64.6
≥College graduate 35.3
Marital Status  
Unmarried 33.0
Married 66.9
Employment  
No 56.7
Yes 43.2
HbA 1c baseline  
<7.0% "optimal" control 26.8
>9.0% "poor" control 25.1
Treatment intensity  
No treatment 24.1
Oral hypoglycemic only 46.2
Insulin or/and oral hypoglycemic 29.6