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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Participants

From: “I was able to eat what I am supposed to eat”-- patient reflections on a medically-tailored meal intervention: a qualitative analysis

 N = 20
Age, years, mean (sd))57.6 (12.6)
Female, N (%)12 (60.0)
Race/Ethnicity, N (%)
 Non-Hispanic white13 (65.0)
 Non-Hispanic black4 (20.0)
 Hispanic3 (15.0)
Education, N (%)
 < HS Diploma1 (5.0)
 HS diploma4 (20.0)
 > HS diploma15 (75.0)
Income as Percent of Federal Poverty, mean (sd))147 (54)
Insurance, N (%)
 Private3 (15.0)
 Medicaid5 (25.0)
 Dual12 (60.0)
Born outside US, N (%)8 (40.0)
Duration of Diabetes, years, mean (sd))12.9 (9.6)
Hypoglycemia in last 3 moa, N (%)8 (40.0)
Reports cost related medication underuseb, N (%)5 (25.0)
Reports making food and diabetes medication/supplies tradeoffsc, N (%)6 (30.0)
SNAP participation in last 12 mod, N (%)14 (70.0)
Self-reported health status ‘excellent or very good’e, N (%)12 (60.0)
Baseline Hemoglobin A1c, %, mean (sd))8.0 (1.6)
Baseline Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, mg/dL, mean (sd))109.6 (42.9)
Baseline Total Cholesterol, mg/dL, mean (sd))186.3 (46.8)
Baseline High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, mg/dL, mean (sd))45.3 (12.4)
Baseline Triglycerides, mg/dL, mean (sd))157.4 (84.1)
Baseline Systolic Blood Pressure, mm Hg, mean (sd))134.4 (23.6)
Baseline Diastolic Blood Pressure, mm Hg, mean (sd))80.3 (10.3)
Baseline Body Mass Index, kg/m2, mean (sd))34.7 (6.2)
  1. aIndicates self-report of symptomatic hypoglycemia, with or without requiring assistance from others; bindicates self-report of not taking medications as prescribed, taking less medication, or not filling medications owing to cost; cindicates self-report of putting off buying food in order to buy diabetes medications or supplies, or vice versa; dSNAP = supplemental nutrition assistance program; eresponse options are ‘excellent’, ‘very good’, ‘good’, ‘fair’, or ‘poor’