Table 1

Subject characteristics

Characteristic

N

Result


Mean age in years, (range)

999

64.7 (22–93)

Female (N, %)

543

54

Race (N, % white)

969

97

Married [or living as married N, %]

625

63

Education (N, %)

Less than High School

243

24

High School

353

35

Some College

159

16

Associate's Degree

59

6

Bachelor's Degree

87

9

Graduate or Professional Degree

91

9

Income (N, %)

Less than $30,000 per year

542

59

$30,000 – $59,000 per year

259

28

$60,000 per year or more

123

13

Health Insurance(N, %)

Private or commercial

581

58

Medicare

591

59

Medicaid

211

21

Military or Veterans Administration

51

5

None

24

2

Glycemic Monitoring and Control

A1C (%), baseline mean (range)

992

7.1 (4–13.5)

Baseline A1C < 7% (N, %)

565

57

Reading Skill

SILS (N, mean, range)

992

1.8 (1–5)

Never/Rarely needs help (N, %)

770

77

Sometimes need help (N, %)

147

15

Often need help (N, %)

39

4

Always need help (N, %)

43

4

S-TOFHLA, (N, mean, range)

999

29.8 (0–36)

Inadequate (%)

104

10

Marginal (%)

66

7

Adequate (%)

829

83


Some totals may not be 100% because of rounding.

Many subjects had more than one health insurance type.

Inadequate (STOFHLA score 0–16, including the blind and those otherwise unable to read), Marginal (STOFHLA score 17–23), Adequate (STOFHLA score ≥ 23).

Morris et al. BMC Family Practice 2006 7:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-7-21

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