Table 1

Sample Characteristics of VA Patients with Diabetes, Schizophrenia, or Both Diabetes and Schizophrenia (N = 241,466)

Characteristic

Schizophrenia

Only

(n = 40,109)

Both

Schizophrenia

& Diabetes

(n = 13,025)

Diabetes Only

(n = 188,332)

Overall Sample

(N = 241,466)


Mean (SD)


Age (range 50–104 years)

59.8 (9.5)

60.4 (9.3)

61.0 (9.5)

60.7 (9.5)


Age at Death (n = 34,991)

68.1 (10.9)

67.7 (10.4)

68.6 (11.0)

68.5 (10.9)


N (%)


Female

1,359 (3.4)

439 (3.4)

3,429 (1.8)

5,227 (2.2)


Race/Ethnicity


Hispanic

2,786 (7.0)

1,411 (10.8)

10,440 (5.5)

14,637 (6.1)


Black

8,482 (21.2)

3,532 (27.1)

23,745 (12.6)

35,759 (14.8)


White

24,195 (60.3)

6,920 (53.1)

96,084 (51.0)

127,199 (52.7)


Other/unknown

4,286 (10.7)

1,003 (7.7)

56,451 (30.0)

61,740 (25.6)


Marital Status


Married

9,806 (24.5)

4,286 (32.9)

117,870 (62.6)

131,962 (55.3)


Divorced

11,462 (28.6)

3,608 (27.7)

39,351 (20.9)

54,421 (22.8)


Never married

16,481 (41.1)

4,338 (33.3)

19,536 (10.4)

40,355 (16.9)


Widowed

1,683 (4.2)

657 (5.0)

9,751 (5.2)

12,091 (5.1)


Diagnosis Group

40,223 (16.6)

13,057 (5.4)

189,618 (78.1)

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Diagnosis of Hypertension

14,187 (35.4)

8,252 (63.4)

139,214 (73.9)

161,653 (67.0)


Diagnosis of Hyperlipidemia

9,300 (23.2)

5,590 (42.9)

103,965 (55.2)

118,855 (49.2)


Diagnosis of Dementia

1,123 (2.8)

414 (3.2)

1,142 (0.6)

2,679 (1.1)


Any Inpatient Admission over study period

21,550 (53.7)

8,137 (62.5)

63,317 (33.6)

93,004 (38.5)


Priority Category


Category 1: 50–100% disabled

20,705 (51.6)

7,440 (57.1)

55,106 (29.3)

83,251 (34.5)


Category 2: 30–40% disabled

1,226 (3.1)

467 (3.6)

13,268 (7.1)

14,961 (6.2)


Category 3: 10–20% disabled, former POW, Purple Heart

1,694 (4.2)

707 (5.4)

18,086 (9.6)

20,487 (8.5)


Category 4: Catastrophically disabled

8,188 (20.4)

2,248 (17.3)

12,905 (6.9)

23,341 (9.7)


Category 5: Low income

7,748 (19.3)

2,037 (15.6)

64,662 (34.3)

74,447 (30.8)


Category 6: 0% disabled, special eras

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781 (0.3)


Category 7–8: Non-service-connected status (copayment required)

504 (0.2)

117 (0.9)

23,577 (12.5)

24,198 (10.0)


Copeland et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:127   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-127

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