Table 1—

Sociodemographic and comorbidity characteristics of Medicare FFS patients with diabetes by DE Medicaid status, Colorado 1997–1998

CharacteristicDENon-DEP
n2,0967,357
Age (years)
 65–69834 (39.8)2,502 (34.0)<0.0001
 70–751,262 (60.2)4,855 (66.0)
Sex
 Male555 (26.5)3,778 (51.4)<0.0001
 Female1,541 (73.5)3,579 (48.6)
Race/ethnicity
 White (non-Latino)1,002 (47.8)6,235 (84.8)<0.0001
 African American148 (7.1)226 (3.1)
 Latino821 (39.2)757 (10.3)
 Other/unknown125 (6.0)139 (1.9)
Geographic residence
 Urban1,496 (71.4)5,574 (75.8)<0.0001
 Rural600 (28.6)1,783 (24.2)
Comorbidity
 Acute minor1,951 (93.1)6,579 (89.4)<0.0001
 Acute major2,018 (96.3)6,959 (94.6)<0.0018
 Likely to recur1,867 (89.1)6,288 (85.5)<0.0001
 Asthma244 (11.6)712 (9.7)0.0085
 Chronic medical: unstable1,940 (92.6)6,656 (90.5)0.0033
 Chronic medical: stable2,093 (99.9)7,345 (99.8)0.8393
 Chronic specialty: stable480 (21.5)1,752 (23.8)0.3851
 Chronic specialty: unstable1,025 (48.9)3,642 (49.5)0.6272
 Psychosocial884 (42.2)1,683 (22.9)<0.0001
  • Data are n (%).