Table 1 —

Characteristics of type 2 diabetic adults, according to race and ethnicity

Non-Hispanic CaucasianNon-Hispanic African-AmericanMexican-American
Median age (years)63.459.5*56.1
Median duration since diabetes diagnosis (years)6.47.65.4
Men46.037.338.7
High school education or more61.142.723.1
Family income ≥$20,00058.631.535.0
Mean BMI (kg/m2)
 Men29.828.3*29.3
 Women30.832.631.0
Hypertension65.971.453.8
Dyslipidemia65.362.251.2*
  • Data are %, unless otherwise indicated.

  • *

    * P < 0.01

  • P < 0.001

  • P < 0.05 compared with non-Hispanic Caucasians.