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Table 1 Demographics of the Study Sample (n = 1458)

From: Patient-provider communication regarding drug costsin Medicare Part D beneficiaries with diabetes: a TRIAD Study

  Mean (SD) or %
Age 75.0 (5.8)
   65-69 years old (n = 293) 20%
   70-74 years old (n = 443) 30%
   75-79 years old (n = 415) 29%
   80-84 years old (n = 218) 15%
   85 plus (n = 89) 6%
Race/Ethnicity  
   White (n = 982) 74%
   Latino (n = 212) 16%
   Asian/Pacific Islander (n = 43) 3%
   African American (n = 57) 4%
   Other (n = 39) 3%
Female Gender (n = 793) 54%
Education  
   < High School (n = 269) 19%
   High school graduate/some college (n = 822) 60%
   4+ years college (n = 284) 21%
Annual Income  
   < $25 K (n = 491) 41%
   $25-40 K (n = 283) 24%
   > $40 K (n = 418) 35%
Health Plan  
   Integrated Delivery System MAPD (n = 509) 35%
   For-Profit MAPD (n = 772) 53%
   For-Profit PDP (n = 177) 12%
Health Status  
   Excellent/Very Good (n = 188) 14%
   Good (n = 454) 33%
   Fair/Poor (n = 741) 53%
Comorbidity score (mean +/- SD) (range = 0-14) 4.9 (2.3)
Number of medications in 2006 14.4 (5.3)
Out-of-pocket med costs in Q1 2006 $359 (262)
Mean % of meds that are generic in Q1 2006 66 (21)