Table 1

Demographic characteristics of subjects with diabetes, by health insurance status and/or a USC

Yes INS/Yes USCYes INS/No USCNo INS/Yes USCNo INS/No USC
Total U.S. population*68.09.612.89.6
Diabetic population (unweightedn = 6,562)84.22.710.82.3
Age-group
    ≥65 years97.12.10.50.3
    45–64 years78.72.916.22.3
    18–44 years65.33.922.58.3
Race/ethnicity
    White not Hispanic87.92.38.41.3
    Hispanic, any race69.53.119.77.6
    Non-white, non-Hispanic82.03.512.32.2
Employment
    Employed79.92.614.43.2
    Not employed87.02.88.51.8
Geographic residence
    Northeast89.50.98.80.8
    Midwest84.53.411.01.2
    South82.52.911.72.9
    West82.83.210.43.5
Residence location
    MSA85.03.09.82.3
    Non-MSA81.51.814.22.5
Education
    Not a high school graduate85.42.79.92.0
    High school graduate81.92.612.62.9
    Household Income
    High income90.52.66.00.9
    Middle income84.72.211.02.2
    Low income80.03.613.13.4
    Near poor80.92.413.43.3
    Poor75.23.117.64.1
Health status
    Excellent/very good85.32.99.22.6
    Good84.42.810.62.2
    Fair/poor83.42.511.92.2
Health insurance
    Any private90.92.65.51.0
    Public only89.93.65.90.6
    UninsuredNANA78.821.3
  • Data are weighted %.

  • *Total in U.S. adult population from 4-year pooled sample (2002–2005) with known USC and insurance status information = 132,534 (weighted average annual population n = 286.44 million). Total in U.S. diabetic population from 4-year pooled sample (2002–2005) with known USC and insurance status information = 6,562 (weighted average annual populationn = 15.20 million). To derive population estimates, each record from the MEPS was weighted according to person-level weights provided by the data collection agency. Row percentages equal 100% (approximate, owing to rounding).

  • P < 0.05 in the χ2 analyses for overall differences between subcategories of each demographic characteristic.

  • ‡As a percentage of the FPL. MSA, Metropolitan Statistical Area.