Table 3

Demographic characteristics and mortality by migration from full SMBG acquisition in 2010 to full or partial/no SMBG in 2011: propensity score–matched cohort

TESTNONTEST
Continued full SMBG acquisition, n = 2,112 (%)Migrated to partial/no SMBG acquisition, n = 1,163 (%)P valueContinued full SMBG acquisition, n = 2,495 (%)Migrated to partial/no SMBG acquisition,n = 605 (%)P value
Characteristics of all beneficiaries with full SMBG acquisition in 2010
 Age, years73.9 ± 6.373.8 ± 6.20.698873.9 ± 6.174.3 ± 6.60.1312
 Sex, n (%)
  Male757 (35.8)361 (31.0)0.0055829 (33.2)214 (35.4)0.3164
  Female1,355 (64.2)802 (69.0)1,666 (66.8)391 (64.6)
 Race or ethnicity, n (%)
  White1,700 (80.5)847 (72.8)<0.00012,005 (80.4)466 (77.0)0.0672
  Black162 (7.7)162 (13.9)<0.0001234 (9.4)65 (10.7)0.3076
  Hispanic217 (10.3)125 (10.8)0.6716217 (8.7)62 (10.3)0.2319
  Other33 (1.6)29 (2.5)0.061439 (1.6)12 (2.0)0.4659
 Medical conditions, n (%)
  Acute myocardial infarction13 (0.6)9 (0.8)0.595510 (0.4)6 (1.0)0.0688
  Atrial fibrillation163 (7.7)70 (6.0)0.0703187 (7.5)46 (7.6)0.9278
  Chronic kidney disease763 (36.1)447 (38.4)0.1903922 (37.0)229 (37.9)0.6819
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease397 (18.8)258 (22.2)0.0204481 (19.3)131 (21.7)0.1881
  Heart failure822 (38.9)537 (46.2)<0.0001983 (39.4)247 (40.8)0.5196
  Ischemic heart disease1,442 (68.3)808 (69.5)0.47891,665 (66.7)407 (67.3)0.8005
  Stroke or transient ischemic attack80 (3.8)40 (3.4)0.611590 (3.6)24 (4.0)0.6732
  Any cancer68 (3.2)23 (2.0)0.038573 (2.9)19 (3.1)0.7802
Continued full SMBG acquisition, n = 133 (%)Migrated to partial/no SMBG acquisition, n = 102 (%)P valueContinued full SMBG acquisition, n = 143 (%)Migrated to partial/no SMBG acquisition, n = 60 (%)P value
Characteristics of deceased beneficiaries in 2011
 Age, years77.4 ± 7.477.1 ± 7.30.826076.0 ± 7.177.7 ± 8.40.1425
 Sex, n (%)
  Male55 (41.4)45 (44.1)0.671052 (36.4)18 (30.0)0.3841
  Female78 (58.6)57 (55.9)91 (63.6)42 (70.0)
 Race or ethnicity, n (%)
  White104 (78.2)85 (83.3)0.3252131 (91.6)50 (83.3)0.0835
  Black5 (3.8)6 (5.9)0.53887 (4.9)5 (8.3)0.3432
  Hispanic24 (18.0)9 (8.8)0.04375 (3.5)5 (8.3)0.1644
  Other0 (0.0)2 (2.0)0.18730 (0.0)0 (0.0)
 Medical conditions, n (%)
  Acute myocardial infarction1 (0.8)2 (2.0)0.58072 (1.4)1 (1.7)1.0000
  Atrial fibrillation16 (12.0)7 (6.9)0.186430 (20.1)5 (8.3)0.0295
  Chronic kidney disease53 (39.9)55 (53.9)0.031979 (55.2)36 (60.0)0.5327
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease35 (26.3)36 (35.3)0.137443 (30.1)21 (35.0)0.4903
  Heart failure82 (61.7)63 (61.8)0.986289 (62.2)32 (53.3)0.2381
  Ischemic heart disease101 (75.9)85 (83.3)0.1667116 (81.1)48 (80.0)0.8535
  Stroke or transient ischemic attack7 (5.3)6 (5.9)0.83693 (2.1)5 (8.3)0.0510
  Any cancer6 (4.5)2 (2.0)0.47137 (4.9)3 (5.0)1.0000
  • Boldface P values are linked to specific disease states or comorbidities discussed in the article.