Table 5

Percentage of patients receiving treatment intensification by patient-physician race/ethnicity concordance

African American patientsHispanic patients
UnadjustedAdjustedOR (95% CI)UnadjustedAdjustedOR (95% CI)
A1C <8%
    Concordant7273 ± 3.10.99 (0.69–1.43)7775 ± 2.71.04 (0.76–1.43)
    Discordant7774Ref7775Ref
LDL cholesterol <100 mg/dl
    Concordant4446 ± 2.61.08 (0.85–1.37)4846 ± 2.40.95 (0.77–1.16)
    Discordant4444Ref4747Ref
SBP <140 mmHg
    Concordant6976 ± 3.50.87 (0.62–1.23)7580 ± 3.41.35 (0.95–1.90)
    Discordant7578Ref7374Ref
  • Data are %, % ± SEM, and ORs (95% CI). Probit random effects and logistic model examined minority patient-physician race/ethnicity interactions. The model was adjusted for patient age, sex, preferred language, number of comorbidities, number of primary care visits in 2005, Medicare status, number of medication classes taken for condition, pill burden, geocoded education and income, physician age, sex, race/ethnicity, language, panel size, and number of diabetic patients in panel. Race/ethnicity discordant patients are the referent (Ref) group.