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Table 1 Participant characteristics and diabetes history

From: Exploring how patients understand and assess their diabetes control

Characteristic N = 25 %
Age (mean years ± SDa)   57 ± 13
Gender
 Female 17 68
Ethnicity
 Hispanic 1 4
Race
 Black 21 84
 White 1 4
 Multipleb 3 12
Education
 Less than High School 3 12
 High School or GEDc 13 52
 Some College/Technical School 6 24
 College or beyond 3 12
Years since diabetes diagnosis (mean ± SD)   11 ± 7
Experienced a diabetes-related complication (Yes) 9 36
Diabetes Treatment
 Oral medications only 12 48
 Insulin 6 24
 Oral medications & Insulin 4 16
 Diet only 3 12
  1. a SD Standard deviation
  2. bMultiple = Individual 1: Black, White, and Asian, Individual 2: Black and Native American, Individual 3: Black and White
  3. cGED General equivalency diploma