Table 1

Characteristics of the study sample by DKA and severe hypoglycemia status (n = 7,556)

CharacteristicsDKA (n = 1,126)No DKA (n = 6,430)Severe hypoglycemia (n = 595)No severe hypoglycemia (n = 6,961)
Mean age (years)12.05 ± 0.1312.81 ± 0.0512.92 ± 0.1912.68 ± 0.05
Sex (% female)51.42 ± 1.4947.01 ± 0.6251.76 ± 2.0547.32 ± 0.60
Census regions
    Midwest (%)26.38 ± 1.3131.48 ± 0.5831.76 ± 1.9130.63 ± 0.55
    South (%)50.53 ± 1.4941.43 ± 0.6144.20 ± 2.0442.67 ± 0.59
    West (%)13.77 ± 1.0317.22 ± 0.4713.11 ± 1.3817.01 ± 0.45
Urbanity of residence
    (% urban)81.17 ± 1.1780.26 ± 0.5077.14 ± 1.7280.68 ± 0.47
Type of health plan
    (% non-PPO)23.53 ± 1.2624.79 ± 0.5423.19 ± 1.7324.72 ± 0.52
Asthma (%)6.04 ± 0.713.75 ± 0.245.88 ± 0.973.94 ± 0.23
  • Data are means ± SE. Differences significant at α = 0.05 by DKA or severe hypoglycemia status are shown in bold.