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Table 1 Sociodemographic and Health-Related Characteristics for Sample

From: Health related quality of life in older Mexican Americans with diabetes: A cross-sectional study

   Total No Diabetes Diabetes
Characteristic   n (%) n (%) n (%)
Sample n 619 (100%) 426 (68.8%) 193 (31.2%)
Age in yrs * mean (sd) 78.32 (5.20) 78.80 (5.46) 77.26 (4.40)
BMI in kg/m2 mean (sd) 28.10 (5.42) 27.70 (5.16) 29.04 (5.89)
Education in yrs mean (sd) 5.15 (3.82) 5.11 (3.73) 5.25 (4.00)
Sex Women 369 (59.6%) 249 (58.5%) 120 (62.2%)
Married Yes 316 (51.1%) 209 (49.1%) 107 (55.4%)
Financial Strain High 476 (77.8%) 321 (76.1%) 155 (81.6%)
Heart Attack Yes 29 (4.7%) 20 (4.7%) 9 (4.7%)
Stroke Yes 23 (3.7%) 13 (3.1%) 10 (5.2%)
Hypertension * Yes 336 (54.6%) 203 (48.0%) 133 (69.3%)
Vision Poor 80 (12.9%) 52 (12.2%) 28 (14.5%)
Ever Smoked Yes 267 (43.1%) 189 (44.4%) 78 (40.4%)
  1. * = p < .001, † = p < .01: independent t-test and chi-square analyses for unadjusted comparisons between diabetes and no diabetes groups.
  2. Responses missing for financial strain (n = 7), heart attack (n = 4), stroke (n = 3), and hypertension (n = 4).