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Table 1 Characteristics of Kaiser Permanente and Danish Healthcare System sample populations

From: Self-Management Support to People with Type 2 Diabetes - A comparative study of Kaiser Permanente and the Danish Healthcare System

  DHS (n = 1533) KP (n = 823)
Mean age (95 % CI) 61.2 (60.9-61.6) 58.9 (58.3-59.5)
Female 38 % 52 %
Education   
Less than high school 32 % 8 %
Completed high school 26 % 44 %
Some college 27 % 18 %
College graduate 15 % 30 %
Mean BMI (95 % CI) 30.5 (30.2-30.8) 31.5 (30.9-31.9)
BMI above 30 48 % 50 %
Active smoker 25 % 7.7 %1
Mean HbA1c (95 % CI) 7.4 (7.3-7.5) 7.4 (7.3-7.5)
HbA1C > 8 % 23 % 24 %
HbA1C > 9 % 10 % 12 %
  1. 1Source: (Moffet et al. 2009).