Table 1

Demographic and Health Service Characteristics of Older U.S. Adults with Diabetes by Geographic Locale (Rural or Non-Rural)* 2009 BRFSS Data (weighted n = 7946892)

Variables and Factors

% Non-Rural (weighted n = 6191312)

% Rural (weighted n = 1755580)


Demographic Variables


Sex

Male

47.5

48.3


Female

52.5

51.7


Race/Ethnicity

Caucasian

67.0

81.2


African American

15.1

8.1


Hispanic

11.0

4.1


Other/Multiracial

7.0

6.6


Education

< High School

18.9

23.2


Completed High School

58.1

62.2


College Graduate

23.0

14.7


Marital Status

Married Or Living With Partner

56.6

60.3


Unmarried And Not Living With A Partner

43.4

39.7


Household Income

< $35,000

61.5

71.0


> = $35,000

38.5

29.0


Health Service Variables


Have Health Insurance

Yes

98.0

97.6


No

2.0

2.4


Deferment of Medical Care Because of Cost

Deferred Medical Care Because of Cost

6.0

5.7


Did Not Defer Medical Care Because of Cost

94.0

94.3


Have A Health Care Provider

Yes

96.7

96.0


No

3.3

4.0


Timing of Last Routine Medical Check-up

Within Last 12 Months

91.2

88.6


Longer Than 12 Months Ago

8.8

11.4


Self-Defined Health Status

Good To Excellent

56.6

51.0


Fair To Poor

43.4

49.0


* In all instances column proportions differ significantly from each other at the .05 level.

Lutfiyya et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:940   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-940

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