Table 2

Distributrion of Pooled Sample Characteristics by Race/Ethnicity among Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, 1992-2006

Unwgtd. N

White

Black

Hispanic


Education at baseline


Less than high school (%)

1907

76.48

87.58

92.57


High school/GED (%)

357

14.18

7.67

4.00


Some college or more (%)

229

9.34

4.74

3.43


Mean household income per year (in $100 s)

10342

344.41

171.59

143.32


Mean household assets (in $1000 s)

10342

28.41

6.07

6.79


Mean BMI

10207

27.32

28.17

27.63


Health insurance at baseline


No private health insurance (%)

1317

47.11

33.25

18.13


Private health insurance (%)

957

52.89

66.75

81.88


Sex


Male (%)

1114

47.47

36.57

40.57


Female (ref) (%)

1380

52.53

63.43

59.43


Comorbidities at baseline (in addition to diabetes)


0 (%)

115

4.38

4.06

5.71


1 (%)

310

11.88

11.51

16.00


2 (%)

639

24.83

28.67

26.29


3 (%)

722

28.64

30.70

29.14


4 (%)

473

19.94

16.93

16.57


5 or more (%)

10.34

8.13

6.29


Working Status at baseline


Not working (%)

2382

90.65

68.52

51.03


Working (ref) (%)

104

9.35

31.48

51.03


Mean age

10340

77.58

78.12

77.41


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.

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