Table 3

Comparing vigilance status with overall DSM and selected physiological outcomes in women who have ever been sexually active

Total (n = 77b) Vigilance statusP value
Nonvigilant (n = 37)Contraceptive vigilant (n = 29) FPV (n = 11)
Adherence to diabetes regimen23.9 ± 3.123.5 ± 3.424.2 ± 2.924.6 ± 2.10.445
Self-reported average A1C past 6 months (% [mmol/mol])7.6 ± 1.0 [59.1 ± 11.4]7.6 ± 1.0 [59.1 ± 11.1]7.8 ± 1.1 [61.5 ± 12.1]7.2 ± 1.0 [54.6 ± 10.6]0.924
Checking blood glucose levels as recommended5.0 ± 0.95.0 ± 1.05.0 ± 0.95.3 ± 0.60.581
DKA
 Ever25 (33.8)16 (45.7)7 (25.0)2 (18.2)0.131a
 Number of times1.0 ± 4.21.9 ± 6.10.3 ± 0.50.3 ± 0.60.060
Hospitalized
 Ever29 (39.4)18 (50.0)7 (24.1)4 (44.4)0.100a
 Number of times1.4 ± 5.92.5 ± 8.40.3 ± 0.70.6 ± 0.70.086
  • Data are mean ± SD or n (%).

  • aP value based on Fisher exact test.

  • bThree (3.8%) women could not be classified as to their vigilance status due to missing information on whether they used contraception every time they had sexual intercourse when not planning a pregnancy.