Table 1—

Sample characteristics of individuals with diabetes in 1996 (n = 825)

n%
Age ≥ 65 years35644
Women47255
Race/ethnicity
    Hispanic17211
    Black15717
    White/other49672
Married47559
Census region
    Northeast15819
    Midwest18524
    South31138
    West15819
Physical health
    Excellent, very good, or good42152
Mental health
    Excellent, very good, or good69185
Education
    High school or more46361
Poverty
    Household income >125% federal poverty level58378
Health insurance
    Private48163
    Public27229
    Uninsured728
Employed28135
Comorbidity (diabetes versus diabetes + 1 or more chronic condition)
    Diabetes only31836
Chronic comorbid conditions
    Diabetes and hypertension37446
    Diabetes and ischemic heart disease22128
    Diabetes and COPD547
    Diabetes and cancer6610