Table 1—

Characteristics associated with inconsistent use of diabetes medication

CharacteristicsnPercentage with inconsistent use of diabetic medicationχ2P value
Age (years)
 65–7464233.50.032
 ≥7526641.0
Sex
 Female53635.40.859
 Male37236.0
Education (years)
 ≤666336.60.474
 >623534.0
Household income
 <$15,00068136.60.582
 ≥$15,00018934.4
Marital status
 Married53334.70.465
 Unmarried37537.1
Language of interview
 English18435.30.910
 Spanish72435.8
Insurance type
 Medicare
  Yes78635.90.756
  No12234.4
 Medicaid
  Yes32031.30.040
  No58838.1
 Private/HMO
  Yes9423.40.009
  No81437.1
Depression
 CESD <1661436.20.482
 CESD ≥1621138.9
Cognition
 MMSE >2159735.90.456
 MMSE ≤2124138.6
ADL
 No limitation72236.70.206
 Any limitation18331.7
IADL
 No limitation34635.30.805
 Any limitation56036.1
Years of diabetes history
 ≤528031.40.276
 6–1020039.5
 11–2022337.7
 >2016936.1
Medication type
 Oral hypoglycemic46133.60.188
 Insulin44737.8