Table 1

Characteristics of the diabetic population age ≥ 60, Costa Rica, 2004–2006. (n = 542)

Characteristics

%


Prevalence of self-reported DM diagnosis

20.8

% Females

61.2

% age 60–69 y.o.

54.0

% age 70–79 y.o.

35.8

% age ≥ 80 y.o.

10.3

% w/6 years or more of schooling

46.8

% w/couple's or individual's income < $100 per month

35.4

% living in Metropolitan capital city

54.0

% w/health insurance

95.7

% w/history of stroke

5.7

% w/history of heart attack

7.9

% w/body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 Kg/m2

33.6

% currently smoking

6.1

% w/oral medication for DM

69.4

% w/insulin injections

31.0

% diagnosed 0–4 years ago

32.5

% diagnosed 5–9 years

18.2

% diagnosed 10 or more years

47.3

% with year of diagnosis unknown

2.0


Brenes-Camacho and Rosero-Bixby BMC International Health and Human Rights 2008 8:5   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-8-5

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