Table 1

Distributrion of Pooled Sample Characteristics by Self-Rated Health among Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, 1992-2006

Unwgtd. N

1

(Poor)

2

3

4

5

(Excellent)


Race/ethnicity


White (%)

1846

27.25

29.69

27.19

13.22

2.65


Black (%)

467

31.48

38.12

21.41

7.49

1.5


Hispanic (%)

181

27.07

43.65

22.65

5.52

1.1


Education at baseline


Less than high school (%)

1907

34.86

35.83

19.95

7.59

1.77


High school/GED (%)

357

25.06

28.94

30.88

12.92

2.20


Some college or more (%)

229

18.60

29.86

30.38

17.58

3.58


Mean household income per year

(in $100 s)

10342

206.91

252.56

365.27

371.26

421.14


Mean household assets (in $1000 s)

10342

13.88

18.87

33.15

39.61

35.52


Mean BMI

10207

26.27

26.91

27.09

26.68

26.79


Health insurance at baseline


No private health insurance (%)

1317

36.49

32.43

25.68

2.70

2.70


Private health insurance (%)

957

24.00

37.33

28.00

8.00

2.76


Sex


Male (%)

1114

27.02

31.60

26.84

11.94

2.60


Female (ref) (%)

1380

28.84

32.83

24.93

11.30

2.10


Comorbidities at baseline

(in addition to diabetes)


0 (%)

115

6.09

26.96

40.00

18.26

8.70


1 (%)

310

16.13

27.74

31.29

22.26

2.58


2 (%)

639

19.41

31.92

31.46

13.93

3.29


3 (%)

722

28.95

35.32

23.82

9.83

2.08


4 (%)

473

39.75

33.19

19.24

7.40

0.42


5 or more (%)

234

51.28

30.77

15.38

1.71

0.85


Working Status at baseline


Not working (%)

2382

28.76

32.62

25.19

11.29

2.14


Working (ref) (%)

104

9.62

25.00

39.42

19.23

6.73


Mean age

10340

80.47

80.98

80.78

80.73

80.83


Indicates variables that vary across waves. Variables measured at baseline have a maximum of 2494 observations. Variables that vary across waves have pooled respondent samples, with a maximum of 19061 observations from 1992-2006.

Nicklett BMC Public Health 2011 11:684   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-684

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