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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Shared decision making for patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized trial in primary care

Character Characteristics Decision aid(N=53) Usual care(N=50)
   n (%) n (%)
Discussion1 Diabetes medications 27 (51) 12 (24)
  Statin 26 (49) 38 (76)
Sex Male 37 (70) 26 (52)
Age2: Mean (SD)   57.9 (10.5) 57.3 (11.4)
DM Duration <5 years 24 (45) 29 (58)
  5+ years 29 (55) 21 (42)
Race1 White 53 (100) 36 (72)
  Other 0 (0) 3 (6)
  Unknown 0 (0) 11 (22)
Education2 HS or less 22 (44) 10 (22)
  Some college 19 (38) 25 (54)
  College + 9 (18) 11 (24)
Marital status3 Married 38 (78) 32 (68)
  Divorced/Separated/Widowed 7 (14) 9 (19)
  Never married 4 (8) 6 (13)
Income3 <40k 14 (30) 16 (37)
  40k or more 33 (70) 27 (63)
Health score2   76.0 (16.1) 74.0 (16.1)
BMI2   37.8 (8.1) 34.7 (10.1)
HbA1c2,4   8.7 (1.6) 8.0 (0.6)
  7-8 13 (48) 8 (67)
  >8 14 (52) 4 (33)
LDL2,5   103.2 (26.6) 105.2 (41.5)
  <100 12 (46) 18 (47)
Blood pressure <130/80 30 (57) 30 (60)
MI Risk2,5   21.0 (12.0) 16.8 (12.4)
  1. Abbreviations: DM Diabetes Mellitus, HS High School, MI Myocardial Infarction.
  2. 1p<0.05.
  3. 2Mean (Standard Deviation).
  4. 3Missing values not presented.
  5. 4Diabetes Medication discussion patients only.
  6. 5Statin Medication discussion patients only.