Table 1 : Characteristics of adult respondents with and without diabetes, n = 11,578.


Characteristics T2DM
(n = 2,671)
No diabetes
(n = 8,907)

Age, years, mean (SD) 63.1 (11.7)* 56.9 (15.5)
Women, % 60.3 62.3
White, % 73.7* 67.0
Education, high school degree or less, % 34.1* 28.2
Household income <$30,000, % 36.2* 27.9
Overweight or obese, % 89.9* 75.6
Number of comorbid conditions, mean (SD) 5.3 (3.1)* 3.3 (2.7)
Atherosclerosis, % 9.1* 4.7
Cholesterol problem, % 74.5* 46.5
Heart disease, % 24.0* 12.9
Hypertension, % 72.4* 45.4

*p <0.05; SD = standard deviation; T2DM = type 2 diabetes mellitus.

M. Fox et al.Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism  2013 2:5DOI : 10.7243/2050-0866-2-5