Table 1—

Patient characteristics (n = 128)

CharacteristicMean ± SD or n (%)
Age (years)66 ± 11.7
Women78 (61)
Marital status
 Married73 (57)
 Widowed23 (18)
 Single or divorced32 (25)
Race
 White113 (88)
 Other15 (12)
Insurance status
 Medicare81 (63)
 Private insurance/HMO34 (27)
 Medicaid8 (6)
 Free care/uninsured5 (4)
HbA1c (%)7.7 ± 1.5
 Patients >7.077 (60)
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)180 ± 37
 Patients >20030 (23)
Blood pressure (mmHg)136/73 ± 18/10
 Patients >140/9045 (35)
  • HMO, health maintenance organization.