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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patient populations

From: Perspectives on the impact of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy in a multicultural population

Variable Value
  Caucasians (n = 823) African-Americans (n = 525) Hispanics (n = 537)
Sex, %
 Male 43 48 42
 Female 57 52 58
Age, years, mean 55.7ab 41.0 37.0
Age distribution, %
 18–29 years 3ab 25b 21
 30–39 years 9ab 24 38
 40–49 years 16b 20 24
 50–59 year 30ab 18b 12
 60–69 years 30ab 10b 6
  ≥ 70 years 12ab 3b 1
Marital status, %
 Married or living as married 57ab 45b 72
 Living with domestic partner 4ab 11 8
 Single, never married 14ab 30 16
 Widowed 5b 4b 2
 Separated 2b 3b 1
 Divorced 18ab 7b 2
Education, %
 Less than high school 4b 6 7
 High school 22b 25 42a
 Some college—no degree 31b 28 20a
 Associate’s degree 16b 15 9a
 Bachelor’s degree 17 18 19
 Post-graduate degree 10b 8 2a
Employment status, %
 Employed 38ab 65 69
 Retired 31ab 12b 4
 Disabled 19ab 10b 2
 Stay-at-home parent/spouse 9ab 5b 15
 Unemployed, looking for work 2ab 4 5
 Unemployed, not looking for work 2b 2 4
 Full time student < 1b 1 2
Annual income, mean $52,300b $53,700b $58,500
Insurance, %
 Medicare 44ab 16b 8
 Medicaid 14b 18 20
 Private 33ab 47 52
 Other 6ab 3 2
 No insurance 4ab 15 18
  1. a p < 0.05 vs African-Americans
  2. b p < 0.05 vs Hispanics