Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of population by race and ethnicity

Variable

White (N = 304)

Black (N = 309)

Hispanic (N = 144)

P value*


Men (%)

27.3

24.3

35.4

0.05

Aged <65 years (%)

54.6

65.1

66.7

0.009

Annual household income:

<0.001

= $35,500

11.9

37.8

29.4

$35,501–$43,140

11.9

40.8

21.0

$43,141–$55,365

24.7

15.5

42.7

> $55,365

51.6

5.9

7.0

Insurance:

<0.001

Private/Medicare (%)

87.7

69.1

40.3

Medicaid (%)

4.3

17.6

28.5

Free care/Self-pay (%)

8.0

13.4

31.3

Mean number of hypertension visits

2.8

3.0

2.8

0.06

Diabetic (%)

14.5

27.5

27.8

<0.001

Coronary artery disease (%)

5.3

4.2

2.1

0.02

Provider experience (%):

<0.001

Intern

2.1

9.3

10.1

Resident

4.8

23.0

10.1

Attending

93.2

67.8

79.8


*Using chi-square tests for categorical variables and ANOVA for mean number of hypertension visits.

N = 734 for those patients with zip code available.

N = 691 for those patients with provider information available.

Hicks et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2005 5:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-5-16

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