Table 1

Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics among Connecticut Latinos with T2D participating in the DIALBEST trial

VariableAll (N = 211)Control (n = 106)CHW (n = 105)P value
Age (years)56.3 ± 11.857.3 ± 12.155.4 ± 11.50.245
Female sex73.574.572.40.724
Language0.439
 English and Spanish34.632.137.1
 Spanish65.467.947.8
Marital status0.861
 Single28.029.226.7
 Married22.322.621.9
 Common law7.14.79.5
 Separated10.911.310.5
 Divorced17.117.017.1
 Widowed14.715.114.3
Highest school grade0.628
 No schooling4.33.84.8
  ≤8th grade47.949.146.7
 Some high school21.824.519.0
 High school/GED17.115.119.0
 Technical2.83.81.9
 Some college5.22.87.6
 College0.90.91.0
Working15.614.217.10.550
Possessions
 Telephone77.382.172.40.093
 Cell phone64.567.061.90.441
 Radio/CD player77.777.478.10.898
 Cable television86.786.886.70.595
 Video player63.062.363.80.973
 DVD player69.071.766.30.402
 Computer32.231.133.30.732
 Internet22.320.823.80.713
 Car48.349.147.60.835
 Microwave oven93.894.393.30.748
Total monthly income0.548
 $0–50053.653.853.4
 $501–1,00025.424.526.2
 $1,001–1,5004.82.86.8
 $1,501–2,0002.43.81.0
 $2,001–3,0007.28.55.8
 Unknown6.76.66.8
  • Data are mean ± SD or %. CD, compact disc; DVD, digital video disc; GED, General Educational Development.