Table 1—

Mean descriptive characteristics of 170 individuals entering a comprehensive diabetes education program by educational setting

CharacteristicOverallGroup (n = 87)Individual (n = 83)P
Age (years)52.5 ± 11.151.6 ± 9.252.9 ± 12.80.68
Sex (% female)65.964.467.50.67
Race (% Caucasian)92.989.596.40.13
Education (% high school/or lower)24.725.324.10.86
Duration of diabetes (years)0.9 ± 3.11.1 ± 4.00.6 ± 1.70.30
Weight (lbs)230.9 ± 46.1222.4 ± 39.4239.5 ± 50.90.02
Height (inches)68.8 ± 4.568.2 ± 4.169.4 ± 4.80.09
BMI (kg/m2)34.4 ± 6.333.8 ± 6.134.9 ± 6.50.24
HbA1c (%)8.5 ± 1.88.9 ± 1.98.0 ± 1.7<0.01
  • Data are means ± SD or %