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Table 1—

Characteristics of adults with diabetes in the U.S., 2002

Sample characteristicsPercent
Age (years)  
    18–34 5.5 
    35–49 19.8 
    50–64 35.9 
    ≥65 38.7 
Ethnicity  
    White 69.2 
    Black 15.1 
    Hispanic 11.5 
    Other 4.2 
Women 50.3 
Education  
    Less than high school 28.0 
    High school graduate 33.4 
    More than high school graduate 38.6 
Income (≥$20,000) 71.8 
Married 62.5 
Region  
    Northeast 18.1 
    Midwest 22.5 
    South 41.4 
    East 18.0 
Comorbidities (1+) 84.7 
Functional limitation (yes) 64.2 
Health status  
    Better 20.5 
    Worse 19.2 
    Same 60.3 
Employed (yes) 45.1 
Sample characteristicsPercent
Age (years)  
    18–34 5.5 
    35–49 19.8 
    50–64 35.9 
    ≥65 38.7 
Ethnicity  
    White 69.2 
    Black 15.1 
    Hispanic 11.5 
    Other 4.2 
Women 50.3 
Education  
    Less than high school 28.0 
    High school graduate 33.4 
    More than high school graduate 38.6 
Income (≥$20,000) 71.8 
Married 62.5 
Region  
    Northeast 18.1 
    Midwest 22.5 
    South 41.4 
    East 18.0 
Comorbidities (1+) 84.7 
Functional limitation (yes) 64.2 
Health status  
    Better 20.5 
    Worse 19.2 
    Same 60.3 
Employed (yes) 45.1 
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