Table 2—

A profile of subjects upon admission to the study

Characteristic*TreatmentWait-listed
Total patients126 (50)126 (50)
Women75 (60)86 (68)
Age (years)
    Mean ± SD54.7 ± 8.253.3 ± 8.3
n126126
    Range35–7135–70
Duration of diabetes (years)
    Mean ± SD7.6 ± 5.88.1 ± 6.9
    n126126
    Range<1–25<1–33
Acculturation
    Mean ± SD0.9 ± 1.01.0 ± 1.0
    n126123
    Range0–40–4
    Language of preference = Spanish113 (90)109 (87)
    Language spoken at home = Spanish98 (78)94 (75)
    First language as a child = Spanish123 (98)119 (94)
    Read little or no English55 (44)45 (36)
Diabetes treatment modality
    Diet only10 (8)7 (6)
    Oral agent only83 (66)86 (68)
    Insulin only25 (20)26 (21)
    Oral agent + insulin8 (6)7 (6)
  • Data are n (%), unless otherwise indicated

  • *

    * No significant differences between experimental and control groups on any of these variables

  • 0–4, 4 = higher acculturation.