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Table 1 —

Characteristics of type 2 diabetic adults, according to race and ethnicity

Non-Hispanic CaucasianNon-Hispanic African-AmericanMexican-American
Median age (years) 63.4 59.5* 56.1 
Median duration since diabetes diagnosis (years) 6.4 7.6 5.4 
Men 46.0 37.3 38.7 
High school education or more 61.1 42.7 23.1 
Family income ≥$20,000 58.6 31.5 35.0 
Mean BMI (kg/m2
 Men 29.8 28.3* 29.3 
 Women 30.8 32.6 31.0 
Hypertension 65.9 71.4 53.8 
Dyslipidemia 65.3 62.2 51.2* 
Non-Hispanic CaucasianNon-Hispanic African-AmericanMexican-American
Median age (years) 63.4 59.5* 56.1 
Median duration since diabetes diagnosis (years) 6.4 7.6 5.4 
Men 46.0 37.3 38.7 
High school education or more 61.1 42.7 23.1 
Family income ≥$20,000 58.6 31.5 35.0 
Mean BMI (kg/m2
 Men 29.8 28.3* 29.3 
 Women 30.8 32.6 31.0 
Hypertension 65.9 71.4 53.8 
Dyslipidemia 65.3 62.2 51.2* 

Data are %, unless otherwise indicated.

*

P < 0.01

P < 0.001

P < 0.05 compared with non-Hispanic Caucasians.

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