Table 1

Demographics and Clinical Status: Overall and Compared by ND Interest Subgroups

Demographics and Clinical Status

Total Sample (n = 219)

ND Interested

n = 106 (48%)

Less ND Interested

n = 114 (52%)

P value


Gender- (Male, N,%)

123 (56%)

59 (56%)

64 (57%)

0.88


Age (Years, Mean, SD)

54.5 (7.9)

54.5 (7.3)

54.5 (8.4)

0.96


    Highest Education (N, %)

42 (19%)

21 (20%)

21 (19%)

0.10

High school, GED or less

103 (47%)

57 (54%)

46 (47%)

Some college, incl. technical College graduate

73 (33%)

57 (26%)

46 (33%)


    Ethnicity (N, %)

White/Non-Hispanic

149 (68%)

71 (67%)

78 (69%)

0.75


    Annual Family Income (N, %)

< $60,000

73 (33%)

34 (34%)

39 (38%)

0.63

$60,000-80,000

60 (27%)

32 (32%)

28 (27%)

> $80,000

68 (31%)

33 (33%)

35 (34%)


Smoking History- Yes (N, %)

29 (14%)

11 (10%)

15 (13%)

0.51


Years of Diabetes (Mean, SD)

8.1(6.0)

7.7(5.2)

8.5(6.7)

0.30


    Glycemic Status

Mean Hemoglobin A1c

8.06 (0.79)

7.97 (0.69)

8.14 (0.87)

0.11


    Medical History (N, %)

Obesity

156 (71%)

72 (68%)

84 (74%)

0.50

Hyperlipidemia

96 (43.8%)

49 (46.2%)

47 (41.6%)

0.49

Hypertension

134 (61.2%)

61 (57.6%)

73 (64.6%)

0.29

Retinopathy/Cataracts

49 (22.5%)

24 (23%)

25 (22%)

0.93

Nephropathy/Renal Disease

28 (13%)

13 (12%)

15 (13%)

0.85

Neuropathy

28(13.%)

13(13%)

15(13%)

0.85

CVD

19 (9%)

11 (10%)

8 (7%)

0.39


    Healthcare Rating

Overall (Mean, SD)

7.8 (1.7)

7.6 (1.8)

7.9 (1.7)

0.26

For Diabetes (Mean, SD)

7.6 (1.9)

7.2 (2.0)

8.0 (1.9)

0.005


    Experience & Knowledge of ND Care

Seen ND Previously (N, %)

21 (10%)

14 (13%)

7 (6%)

0.08

Seen ND for Diabetes (N, %)

9 (4%)

9 (8%)

0 (0%)

0.01

Previous Knowledge of ND Care (N, %)

21 (10%)

15 (14%)

6 (5%)

0.03


Table 1 details the baseline demographics and clinical characteristics of the entire survey sample and compared by ND Interest subgroups. The reported P-values are for differences in proportions compared between subgroups by chi2 test.

Bradley et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:121   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-121

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